Nightguards & Snore Guards in Houston
A nighttime clenching and grinding habit can negatively impact your life in many ways. From sensitive teeth and gums to facial pain and headaches, people who suffer from a clenching and grinding habit experience chronic pain and exhaustion.
At Bear Creek Dentistry, we help our patients regain a good quality of life by providing appliance solutions for nighttime habits such as teeth grinding and snoring.
Nightguards to Protect Your Smile
Clenching and grinding, also known as bruxism, can destroy your smile. Worn, cracked, and chipped teeth are often the consequence of long-term teeth grinding. By creating a custom oral appliance, also called a nightguard, our dentists can provide you with relief from many symptoms and even help you avoid tooth loss or severe damage.
Our nightguards have many advantages over the ones you find at the pharmacy. They fit snugly, meaning they stay put while you sleep; they allow your jaw to return to a comfortable position that promotes the relaxation of your jaw, face, and neck muscles; and they provide a sturdy and effective barrier between your upper and lower teeth so you can avoid nocturnal damage to your teeth.
We take an accurate impression and a bite registration to ensure a proper fit. We send that, along with data about your bite and jaw function, so our dental lab can make the perfect night guard for you. Once you have your nightguard, it is a good idea to bring it into our office periodically to have it checked for a good fit and to repair any damage.
Snore Guards for a Great Night’s Sleep
If your partner has complained about your loud snoring, chances are you were not even aware it was happening. Snoring is an indication of an obstructed airway and can be a sign of a serious medical condition known as obstructive sleep apnea. Snoring can also cause a rift in your relationship, headaches, and sore throats, and it can even worsen over time.
Using a specially designed oral appliance, we can help reduce or eliminate snoring so you and your partner can get a good night’s sleep.
Our snoring appliances work by gently moving your lower jaw forward in order to create more space at the back of your throat for air to pass through easily. Patients report that they get a better night’s sleep, their partners are happier, and they wake up feeling refreshed.
Getting started with appliance therapy is easy. We take an impression of your teeth, our dentists will determine the jaw alignment that will give you the greatest relief from snoring, and our dental lab will create your oral appliance.
Contact Us to Learn More about Oral Appliance Therapy
As a non-invasive form of prevention, dental appliances can make the lives our patients better by protecting their health, teeth, smiles, and appearance. Call our Houston, TX dental office to learn more about how we can help you protect your smile and get a better night’s sleep.