Mouth Guards for Teeth Grinding New Orleans, LA


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About Night Guards in New Orleans, LA

While MINT dentistry is widely renowned for creating sexy teeth through cosmetic treatments, we also offer advanced care to help protect your teeth and gums from other dental concerns. Grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw (also called bruxism) when you sleep is a common condition, which can damage your teeth, gums, and jaw. Although the first indication is often worn-down enamel, bruxism can lead to loose teeth, frequent headaches, and facial inflammation in your jaw and neck. MINT dentistry's team of board-certified dentists suggests night guards that are custom made to protect your teeth and jaw from nocturnal bruxism. Our night guards are crafted from high-quality materials utilizing state-of-the-art technologies that fit you comfortably while helping to prevent damage from clenching and grinding so you can enjoy a better night's rest. Get more information about how night guards can help you by booking a consultation at MINT dentistry in New Orleans, LA.

Should I Get a Night Guard?

Patients who show signs of clenching and grinding their teeth are often good candidates for night guard appliances. You may also be a candidate for a night guard if you often have headaches upon waking or tightness, pain, or swelling in your jaw. Other signs that might suggest you need a night guard are loose teeth or fillings, ground-down or chipped teeth, tooth sensitivity, and receding gums. Nocturnal bruxism is often a symptom of chronic stress, but it can also be related to bite misalignment, allergies, a sleep disorder, or temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). When your MINT dental team is assessing your bruxism, we'll also look for the contributing factors, which will help us to develop the best plan for your treatment.

How Do Night Guards Work?

We will first perform a thorough examination to evaluate your teeth, gums, and jaw. You can relax in a massaging treatment chair wearing MINT sunglasses and listening to your favorite music through Beats headphones while your exam is underway. Once we diagnose a condition requiring a night guard appliance, we'll take impressions of your upper and lower arches to help us design your custom night guard. Our team will forward the information to a dental lab where your oral appliance will be crafted out of high-quality materials. As soon as your night guard is sent to us, you'll be scheduled for a fitting at our New Orleans, LA facility. A member of the MINT dentistry team might make slight adjustments to your night guard to ensure a comfortable fit. We'll also explain how to care for your appliance so it remains in good condition for as long as possible.

Caring for Your Night Guard Appliance

It's essential to wear your night guard appliance every night or as recommended by our team to experience the best possible results for your oral health. Your custom night guard should greatly reduce the symptoms caused by bruxism; however, if it does not, schedule an appointment as soon as possible so we can discuss other treatment options. To help keep your mouth and night guard in good condition, you should brush your teeth and appliance before and after each use. We encourage you to bring your night guard to every appointment at MINT dentistry so your dentist can make adjustments or repairs if they are needed.

The MINT Commitment

Night guards for the treatment of bruxism may be covered in part under some dental insurance plans. If you have PPO dental insurance, our office will contact your provider to determine your coverage and benefits. At your first appointment, a member of our team will discuss cost estimates. To make your treatment even more convenient, MINT dentistry accepts numerous payment methods, and we can help you apply for low-interest medical financing. If you don't carry dental insurance, please ask our team about the MINT Discount Plan, which may help make your dental care more affordable. Our practice is dedicated to helping all patients in New Orleans, LA get the dental treatments they need at every stage in life.

Protect Your Smile

Teeth grinding and clenching can negatively impact your oral health and often leads to jaw pain, tooth damage, and other concerns. A custom night guard is a simple treatment to help diminish the sleepless nights and alleviate the side effects of nocturnal bruxism. Custom night guards may also boost your overall oral health while reducing the risk of more expensive dental issues. At MINT dentistry, we're pleased to offer night guards to New Orleans, LA patients and custom-design these oral appliances to meet individual needs. For more on how to protect your smile from bruxism with a night guard appliance, please contact our office to reserve your consultation.

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