Details About Night Guards

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Are you interested in knowing more about night guards in Ann Arbor, Michigan? If so, you have come to the right blog. Night guards are strong, reliable, protective devices that cover your teeth while you sleep. This is a great appliance if you grind your teeth or have the TMJ disorder. If our dentist, Dr. Kimberlee J. Karey, recommended wearing a night guard, it’s best to wear it each night so you can maintain a top-notch smile and oral health.

Typically, the night guard is made in a dental lab and is created just for you and your smile. Your dentist will make a mold or impression of your teeth and will send it to a dental lab. There, technicians will create an appliance that will fit comfortably and tightly over your teeth. This can absorb the clenching and grinding forces your teeth suffer each night. If you can’t purchase a night guard at our office, you can purchase a mouthguard at your local sporting goods store. This appliance might not fit properly and it might feel a bit bulky, but it will do the job. These appliances can help you prevent cracked, broken, and worn-down teeth, but they cannot treat bruxism or the TMJ disorder.

Would you like to know more about night guards? If so, please contact Kimberlee J. Karey, DDS today and talk to a member of our dental team. To reach us, just call 734.668.6612 now. We will be happy to hear from and help you, and we look forward to your phone call!