Grinding your teeth or snoring can keep you awake, keep your partner awake, and interrupt a restful night’s sleep. Northwest Dental’s expert team offers a simple solution — night guards and snore guards for patients of all ages. Northwest Dental has locations in Bellingham, Burlington, Arlington, Everett, and Oak Harbor, Washington, so call the office nearest you for a consultation or schedule your visit online so you can breathe and sleep better.
If you wake up with a sore jaw most days, you may clench your jaw or grind your teeth while you sleep. In some cases, the pain may give you a toothache or a headache, too. This is a condition called bruxism, which affects both adults and children.
The experienced dentists and denturists at Northwest Dental can help alleviate the symptoms of bruxism by creating a night guard that you wear on your teeth while you sleep. Using an impression of your teeth, the dental team creates a high-quality night guard that custom-fits your teeth and mouth. Because the night guard is custom-fit, it’s comfortable to wear while you sleep and prevents you from grinding your teeth.
Over time, if you don’t wear a night guard and continue to grind your teeth, you run the risk of damaging your teeth. That could lead to the need for cosmetic dental work such as veneers or crowns, especially if you damage your permanent teeth.
A dental snore guard is an oral device that helps correct mild to moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnea. Considering the severity of your snoring and sleep apnea symptoms, one of the experienced dentists recommends the most effective type of snore guard for you.
Excessive snoring may be a sign of sleep apnea. When it is related to this condition, snoring isn’t the biggest cause for concern, but rather the various problems it triggers. Adults with sleep apnea suffer from sleep disturbances and waking episodes that could lead to serious health issues if left untreated.
A snore guard that your dentist constructs for your mouth can significantly reduce the symptoms and side effects of severe snoring and sleep apnea. The benefits of sleeping with a snore guard include:
If you grind your teeth or snore loudly enough to interrupt your sleep, the experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly team at Northwest Dental can help you sleep better and feel better with custom night guards and snore guards. Call or schedule a consultation online at the location closest to you.