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Night Guard

Spring Dental Care

Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Springfield, VA

Do you grind your teeth at or excessively snore throughout the night? If so, Jung Oh, DMD, PLC, and the team at Spring Dental Care in Springfield, Virginia, has the right solution for you — dental snore guards and night guards for patients of all ages. Schedule your consultation online or call today to improve your oral health and the quality of your sleep.

Night Guard Q & A

What are night guards?

If you wake up with a throbbing and tender jaw in the morning, you might grind your teeth or clench your jaw when you sleep. Some people also experience distressing headaches and toothaches, as well. This is a condition called bruxism, which affects both adults and children.

The knowledgable dentists and denturists at Spring Dental Care can help alleviate the symptoms of bruxism by designing a night guard that you wear on your teeth while you sleep. After the dental team takes an impression of your teeth, they create a five-star night guard that's specially made to fit your teeth and mouth. Because the night guard is unique to you, it's both comfortable to wear and effective at preventing teeth grinding while you sleep.

If you don't wear a night guard but continue to grind your teeth, you run the risk of doing severe damage to your teeth over time. That could lead to needing cosmetic dental work like crowns or veneers, especially if you damage your permanent teeth.

Do I need a snore guard?

A dental snore guard is an oral device that helps correct mild to moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnea. There are several types of snore guards. An experienced dentist will evaluate the severity of your snoring and sleep apnea to recommend the most effective snore guard for you.

What are the signs of sleep apnea?

Excessive snoring could be a symptom of sleep apnea. Snoring isn't the chief cause for concern when it's related to sleep apnea. What's more important is the domino effect snoring can have on a sufferer's well-being. Adults with sleep apnea have to deal with waking episodes and sleep disturbances that, if left untreated, could lead to grave health problems.

How can a snore guard help me?

A snore guard that your dentist constructs for your mouth can significantly reduce the symptoms and side effects of severe snoring and sleep apnea. Wearing a snore guard while you sleep can lead to:

  • Better airflow
  • Healthier sleep patterns
  • Reduced snoring frequency
  • Reduced snoring loudness

If you grind your teeth or snore loudly enough to interrupt your sleep, the experienced team at Spring Dental Care can help you sleep better and feel better with custom dental snore guards and night guards. Call or schedule a consultation online at Spring Dental Care today.