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Night and Snore Guards

Excessive jaw clenching and bruxism can accelerate tooth, jaw and joint (TMJ) deterioration.  Meanwhile, snoring can impact the quality of your own sleep and that of those around you.  To help our patients most comfortably avoid these issues, we customize snore and night guards to fit their bite and alignment.  A standard night guard acts as a cushion between the top and bottom dental arches to prevent excessive tooth wear and joint discomfort.  Snore guards look similar, but instead of acting as a cushion between the top and bottom teeth, they keep the lower jaw forward, thereby preventing pressure on the larynx.

What are the causes of teeth grinding?

  • Stress or anxiety

  • Obstructive sleep apnea

  • Certain medications or recreational drugs

What are the causes of snoring?

  • Sleeping on your back

  • When the larynx is compressed by a relaxed jaw

  • Large tonsils or a long soft palate