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Night Guards in Frankston

mouthguard and toothbrushDo you often wake up with jaw pain or tightness? Notice that your teeth have become worn down? Maybe your spouse or partner hears you grinding or clenching your teeth. If you experience bruxism, protecting your teeth with a night guard is crucial.

This type of mouthguard is worn while sleeping, and it’s designed to separate the upper and lower teeth to prevent teeth grinding. By preventing bruxism, a night guard can help avoid enamel wear, tooth fractures, and jaw pain.

Where to Get a Night Guard

You can find over-the-counter night guards at the chemist. However, customised appliances from your dentist are of higher quality and made to fit your teeth perfectly. Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and send it to a dental laboratory to create a custom-fitted night guard. Although more expensive, a customised appliance is usually more comfortable.

How to Use and Care for Your Night Guard

Wear your appliance when you go to sleep and remove it when you wake up. It might take four to six weeks to get used to it, but it should feel normal over time.

Here are some tips for taking care of your night guard:

  • Rinse it with clean, cold water or brush it with a toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Avoid exposing it to hot water or sunlight, as this can warp the plastic.
  • Store it in a container when not in use.
  • If your guard feels loose or uncomfortable, it’s time for a replacement.

Ready to Protect Your Teeth?

Contact Dental & Dentures on 88 Beach today to get a custom-fitted night guard and enjoy better sleep and healthier teeth!


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