Night Guard

Hyattsville Dental Care

General Dentist located in Hyattsville, MD

Protecting your teeth from damage means reducing wear-and-tear or injuries caused by jaw clenching and teeth grinding. At Hyattsville Dental Care in Hyattsville, Maryland, George Harding, DDS, and his exceptional team offer custom-fitted night guards to keep your teeth protected and beautiful. Call the office to learn more or book an appointment online today.

Night Guard Q & A

What are night guards?

Night guards are oral appliances you wear over your teeth at night when you sleep to reduce the risk of tooth damage that can result from jaw clenching and teeth grinding. Night guards can also diminish morning headaches, jaw pain, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). 

Hyattsville Dental Care also offers appliances that help reposition your jaw, improving nighttime breathing and helping you get a better night’s sleep.

What are the benefits of night guards?

Night guards offer you a variety of benefits. They can head off the effects of jaw clenching and teeth grinding, and lower your risk of tooth wear-and-tear and imperfect teeth.

Custom-fitted night guards available at Hyattsville Dental Care are comfortable and convenient. They fit over your teeth perfectly. You simply place them in your mouth before you go to sleep and remove them in the morning when you wake up. 

Are night guards right for me?

Your dentist lets you know if you’re a candidate for night guards after reviewing your oral health history, discussing any symptoms you may have, and examining your mouth, teeth, and gums. They may take dental X-rays to get a more in-depth picture of your oral health. Your dentist personalizes each treatment based on your unique needs, lifestyle, and preferences.

If you have tooth damage requiring treatment, they may recommend fillings, dental bonding, veneers, crowns, or other tooth restorations that improve the strength, function, and appearance of your teeth.

What should I expect when getting fitted for a night guard?

When getting fitted for a night guard, your provider might take a mold of your teeth or digitally scan them to create a custom-fitted night guard that fits in your mouth comfortably. When it’s ready, your dentist ensures your new mouth guard fits properly and shows you how to wear it. 

You can begin wearing the night guard every night when you sleep. Keep it clean as directed by your dentist and call the Hyattsville Dental Care office if your night guard gets lost or damaged.

To learn more about night guards and find out if they’re right for you, call the Hyattsville Dental Care office or book an appointment online today.