Do you wake up with a headache or a sore jaw? Do you find yourself grinding your teeth at night? If so, you may be a candidate for a nightguard. A nightguard is a dental appliance worn at night to protect your teeth from grinding or clenching.
Reasons to Choose a Dentist-Made Nightguard
While store-bought options are available, a nightguard from a dentist is a better choice. Here is why:
One of the most significant advantages of a nightguard from a dentist is that it is customized to fit your teeth. When you visit a dentist for a nightguard, they will take an impression of your teeth and use it to create a nightguard that fits perfectly. This means it will be more comfortable to wear and provide better protection for your teeth. On the other hand, store-bought nightguards are one-size-fits-all and may not fit well or provide adequate protection.
Nightguards from a dentist are typically made of higher quality materials than store-bought options. As a result, they are designed to last longer and withstand the wear and tear of nightly use. Conversely, store-bought nightguards are often made of lower-quality materials and may need to be replaced frequently.
When you visit a dentist for a nightguard, you have the benefit of expert advice. Your dentist can provide information on how to care for your nightguard and ensure that it offers the best protection for your teeth. Also, they can tell you if you need more treatments or adjustments to fix any underlying dental problems that are causing you to grind or clench your teeth.
While a nightguard from a dentist may have a higher upfront cost than a store-bought option, it is a better value in the long run. This is because a customized nightguard made of high-quality materials under expert direction will likely last longer and provide better protection for your teeth than a store-bought option. This means that you will save money in the long run by avoiding the need for frequent replacements or additional dental treatments.
Seeing a Dentist to Get a Nightguard
At Jefferson Dental Care, we offer personalized nightguards to our patients. Contact us to schedule a nightguard consultation and learn more about how the dentist-made version of this appliance can benefit you.
Posted on behalf of Jefferson Dental Care