There are certain dental conditions which make it important that you wear a night guard at night to protect your teeth and gums. At Leeman dental, our expert Great Neck NY dentist, Dr. Steven S. Lee, can provide you with night guards which are comfortable and will protect your teeth while you sleep.There are certain dental conditions which make it important that you wear a night guard at night to protect your teeth and gums. At Leeman dental, our expert Great Neck NY dentist, Dr. Steven S. Lee, can provide you with night guards which are comfortable and will protect your teeth while you sleep.
If you grind your teeth at night, you can be doing great damage to your teeth. When teeth are ground repeatedly over an extended period of time, teeth can become chipped or cracked. Changes can even be made to your overall bite. And, many people are not even aware that they are clenching or grinding their teeth at night. Teeth grinding is also called bruxism. It is one of the most common sleep disorders. Even if you grind your teeth during the day as well, you may not notice it. Sometimes a patient will first be made aware of this habit when they come to our dental practice and our dentist finds indications on their teeth that teeth grinding is occurring. However, teeth grinding can also cause other symptoms which the patient may notice. These symptoms can be painful migraines, neck aches, gum recession, facial pain, and toothaches. Grinding your teeth can damaged tooth enamel, wear down your teeth, and irritate your gums. Your spouse may even hear your teeth grinding at night. When you grind your teeth, you should get a night guard. A night guard is very similar to a mouth guard that is worn by athletes when they are participating in their sport. Our Great Neck NY dentist will custom fit a night guard for you so that you will be able to breathe properly with the night guard in your mouth. Our dentist will take an impression of your teeth, and the night guard will be created by our dental lab. This night guard will be extremely durable and can be used for up to 10 years to protect your teeth from teeth grinding.
For an appointment to see our Great Neck NY dentist regarding getting a night guard, contact us today.