Sunnyvale Dentist – Night Guards
Custom designed mouth guards and night guards are made of flexible plastic and molded to fit the shape of your teeth. Mouth guards are recommended to protect the jaw and teeth during physical activity and sports such as boxing, football, basketball, or other activities where your mouth may get hit. In addition, these guards protect the soft tissues of your tongue, lips and cheek lining. Night guards are recommended for patients who clench or grind their teeth at night as a way to protect their teeth and bite.
Night Guards are made of a similar material used to fabricate clear invisalign aligners, invisalign retainers and bleaching trays but they have a totally different design and purpose.
Sunnyvale Dental Care conveniently located right at El Camino real in the heart of Silicon Valley and provides the best that dentistry has to offer. Our great reviews on Yelp, Facebook, YouTube and Google are proof of that. At Sunnyvale Dental Care we believe that affordability is key in treating our patients.
Sunnyvale Dental Care is easily reachable by car, bus and Caltrain which makes visiting our office an easy commute by many Sunnyvale patients who reside in zip codes 94085, 94086, 94087, 94088 and 94089 and who are looking for dental treatment. Among dental services provided at Sunnyvale Dental Care are night guards and TMJ splints. Our practice is recognized by many Sunnyvale residents as one of the best and affordable (night guard dentist near me) .
Dr. Antonious has joined the panel of different reputable insurance companies as a preferred PPO provider. These panels include, Ameritas, Assurant, Anthem BlueCross, Cigna, DenteMax, Geha Connection, Guardian, HealthNet, Humana, MetLife, Principal, United HealthCare, First Dental Health, Avesis, Dental Benefit Providers, Dentegra, and Maverest. Dr. Antonious is one of Delta Dental primier providers in the Bay Area.
Night Guards Post-Op Instructions
Purpose: The purpose of splint therapy is to help your lower jaw function more properly. Since the treatment you are to receive is mainly orthopedic in nature, we have fabricated an orthopedic appliance to help reposition your lower jaw. This appliance will help to relax any of your jaw muscles which are in spasm and to reduce any muscle pain. There are many situations that may cause your lower jaw to malfunction including accidental trauma, developmental defects, peculiar oral habits, naturally occurring malocclusion (poor bite), psychological stress, clenching or bruxing of teeth, and other problems.
- Rationale: You have received an acrylic bite splint (occlusal splint). This treatment has been used for many years to keep the teeth from contacting while you sleep and to allow the lower jaw to return to a comfortable hinge position without interference and guidance from the teeth. It is essential that you wear your night guard every night and you may also wear it during the day if you find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth. When it’s not in your mouth, make sure your splint is placed in water to avoid warping.
- Cleaning the Splint:Food will accumulate under the splint. After brushing and flossing your teeth very thoroughly, brush and rinse the inside and outside of the splint and return it to your mouth. Dental decay can be stimulated if you are not careful about the cleanliness of your mouth and splint. Fluoride containing rinses or gels are useful when placed in your splint once per day if you have a high dental decay rate. Using a dental soak cleanser (ex: Polident) on a monthly basis will help keep the splint fresh.
- If the bleeding persists do not hesitate to call our office.