About Night Guards
Bruxism and teeth grinding is extremely common but can cause a variety of dental health issues. Beyond damage to your teeth Bruxism can cause Temporomandibular Joint Disease, commonly referred to as TMJ. At Start Smiling dental in Sandy Springs, GA, we feel that the first step towards protecting your teeth and jaw from Bruxism is a custom made night guard. If you believe you may be suffering from Bruxism, our dental physicians are dedicated to helping remedy the issue as quickly as possible. Give us a call today to set up your Bruxism consultation.
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What to Expect
Your dentist will make impressions of your upper and lower teeth and take digital X-rays, which will be sent to a dental laboratory. The custom-fit night guard will be crafted from high quality materials and returned to the dentist. You will have your new night guard checked and fitted by your dentist, who may make minor adjustments for comfort.
While fitting the night guard, the dentist will give the patient more specific care instructions on how to clean and store your night guard. With proper care, a night guard can be used for several years. The patient should clean the mouth guard before and after each use. Your dentist will check for general wear at your regular dental appointments and determine when your night guard needs to be repaired or replaced.
Some or all of the cost may be covered by dental insurance if it the patient has visible wear on their teeth from bruxism. Our office can confirm your benefits through your insurance to determine your out-of-pocket cost. For patient's without insurance or if your insurance does not cover your night guard, we accept many forms of payment and have financing plans available.
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Guard Against Grinding
A custom night guard from your dentist can protect you from grinding and clenching your teeth at night and prevent you from waking up with a headache and mouth pain. Get a better night’s sleep and protect your teeth from future problems with a custom night guard.