Night Guard

Complete Dentistry of Midland

General Dentistry located in Midland, NC

Do you grind your teeth at night? Do you keep your partner awake with loud snoring? If so, Complete Dentistry of Midland's knowledgeable team offers a simple fix — dental snore guards and night guards for patients in all stages of life. Visit Diana Millard, DMD at Complete Dentistry of Midland in Midland, North Carolina. Call for a consultation or book an appointment online. These specialists are ready to help you breathe easier and sleep better!

Night Guard Q & A

What are night guards?

If you wake up with a throbbing and tender jaw in the morning, you might grind your teeth or clench your jaw when you sleep. In some cases, the pain may give you a toothache or a headache, too. In the medical world, this condition is called bruxism. Bruxism can affect both children and adults.

Dr. Millard can help relieve the painful signs of bruxism by making a special night guard that you wear on your teeth while you sleep. Using an impression of your teeth, Dr. Millard creates a high-quality night guard that's unique to your teeth and mouth. Since the night guard is designed and made just for you, it's comfortable enough to wear while you sleep and prevents you from grinding your teeth.

Choose not to wear a night guard but continue to grind your teeth at night? Over time, you run the risk of damaging your teeth. That could lead to the need for cosmetic dental work such as veneers or crowns, especially if you cause damage to permanent teeth.

Can a snore guard help me stop snoring?

A snore guard is an anti-snoring dental device that fits inside the mouth to help prevent snoring. It's designed to remedy mild to moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnea. Different types of snore guards are useful for different patients. Dr. Millard will evaluate the severity of your sleep apnea and snoring symptoms to recommend the best dental snore guard for you.

What is sleep apnea?

Constant snoring is a common sign of sleep apnea. When it's associated with this disorder, snoring isn't the primary cause for worry. The numerous problems that snoring can trigger are the real concern. Adults with sleep apnea often suffer from unrefreshing, fitful sleep and insomnia that could lead to dangerous health issues if left untreated.

How can wearing a snore guard benefit me?

A snore guard that's designed by Dr. Millard to fit your mouth can significantly lessen the most troubling side effects of mild to moderate sleep apnea. The benefits of sleeping with a snore guard include:

  • Better airflow
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Reduced snoring frequency
  • Less noisy snoring

Do you grind your teeth or snore loudly enough to interrupt your sleep? Dr. Millard at Complete Dentistry of Midland can improve the quality of your sleep with custom snore guards and night guards. Consultations are quick. Call Complete Dentistry of Midland today or request a consultation online.