Night Mouth Guard Temecula CA
Our dentists at Picasso Dental Care recommend wearing a night mouth guard while sleeping if you suffer from grinding or clenching your teeth, or symptoms of sleep apnea. Custom-made night mouth guards are available at our Temecula, CA office!
Night Mouth Guard for Bruxism
Bruxism is a disorder that causes teeth grinding and clenching during your sleep. This condition can cause problems such as jaw pain, tooth pain, and sore gums.
If you continue to grind your teeth without a mouth guard, it will wear them down. Tooth enamel cannot be rebuilt therefore it is important to preserve it. If you grind or clench your teeth while you sleep, you should wear a night mouth guard to protect your enamel from wearing down.
Night Mouth Guard for Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a disorder that may cause you to decide to wear a mouthguard at night. Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes you to temporarily stop breathing while you sleep. This means that your brain will not receive enough oxygen and increase your risk of heart disease or stroke. Using a CPAP assists you with sleep apnea by opening up your airways while you sleep.
Mouth guards can provide a similar effect if you wear one while you sleep. If you stop breathing during your sleep, you should wear a mouth guard at night to keep your mouth and airways open.
If you are using a mouth guard to help with your sleep apnea, stock and boil and bite mouth guards will not help, you will need a mouth guard with an elastic strap that will be able to adjust your jaw.
Your mouth guard should push your lower jaw forward and tongue forward so that your airway can be kept open while you sleep. An effective mouth guard will be custom fitted by a dentist. The best mouth guard for you and one that fits your condition will be custom-made by our dentist out of acrylic or plastic material.
Types of Mouth Guards
There are three types of mouth guards: custom, stock, and boil and bite.
The most effective mouth guards will be custom fitted by one of our dentists, Dr. Vinh Le or Dr. Quang Le. The best mouth guard for you and one that fits your condition will be custom-made by our dentist out of acrylic or plastic material.
Stock mouth guards and boil and bite mouth guards are available for you to purchase at a drug store and come ready to wear. However, we do not recommend using these mouth guards especially if you are using them as a night guard because they are ill-fitting.
Mouth Guard Care is Easy
You will take care of your mouth guard similar to how you care for your teeth daily. Before and after using your mouth guard, rinse it with cold water and wash it with soap while brushing it with a toothbrush.
When you are not wearing your mouth guard, store it in a hard perforated container. This kind of case will keep bacteria from growing on your mouth guard by permitting air circulation.
High temperatures may cause your mouth guard to warp, so keep it away from high temperatures, hot water, and hot surfaces. When your mouth guard becomes loose, you need to replace it so that it can continue to work for you.
Achieve Better Sleep with a Mouth Guard from Your Temecula Dentist!
If you need to wear a mouth guard at night to help you sleep, let our experienced dentists at Picasso Dental Care be your trusted care provider. Call us now and consult with a dental professional by dialing (951) 383-2021.