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Nightguards


Opaque white plastic mouthguard on a white backgroundIf you are looking for an effective solution to treat your snoring problem, a night guard is something that may interest you. Although several other devices and methods are available to treat this problem, this is a proven way to stop snoring. This device is fitted into your mouth, which prevents your tongue and jaw from dropping back into your throat. Also known as dental devices, mouthguards are very effective for both mild and heavy snorers. If you are grinding your teeth at night and wake up with sore, painful jaw muscles and other facial pain, you may be able to stop that pain by wearing a dental mouthguard while you sleep. A custom mouthguard fitted by Jason Widner DMD Family Dentistry will give you a great solution.

What is a Mouth Guard?


A night guard is a protective dental device for your mouth, meant to cover your gums and teeth to reduce and prevent injury. This device is most frequently used to prevent dental injury during contact sports and to treat bruxism and TMJ. It can also be a part of particular dental procedures like teeth bleaching. It goes by various names such as mouthpiece, gumshield, gum guard, mouth protector, bites plane, bites splint, occlusal splint, or nightguard, all depending on the application.

What Causes Snoring?


Most people snore because their airway is partially obstructed. This causes different structures in your mouth, such as tonsils, tongue, and soft palate, to vibrate against each other, resulting in a weird noise, which is snoring. Another potential source of frequent snoring is being overweight or using excessive alcohol.

Who Should Use a Mouthguard?


The following are symptoms that could be treated with a mouthguard: teeth clenching, grinding (bruxism), pain in the jaw join (TMJ), earache or hearing problems, general face pain, pain in the neck, clicking or popping of the jaw joint, sensitive teeth, painful jaw muscles, dizziness, sleeping problems, snoring, or sleep apnea. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may benefit from a mouthguard dental appliance.

How Does a Mouthguard Work?


Snoring is a common problem, and most people think that it does not have any solution. But the truth is that there are several devices and methods available to control it. The most effective among all is using a mouthguard. It is a fully customizable mouthguard that can perfectly fit into your mouth and help you end your snoring. It is specially designed to hold your jaw and tongue in such a position that allows your airway to remain open and relieve the blocked flow of air. By putting them in your mouth, you will stop snoring and have a good night’s sleep.

Some people think wearing a mouthguard may seem weird or awkward, but it is extremely soft and easy to use. At night, they are barely noticeable. It may take you two to three days to get used to it. But, as soon as you become accustomed to it, you will realize the importance of wearing this wonderful device.

Getting a mouthguard is easy and will not take much of your time. At your appointment, our professionals will take an impression of your teeth. They will then produce a custom, high-quality night guard for you. For more information, call Jason Widner DMD Family Dentistry at 425-868-0123 today.
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