Night Guard

Berger Family Dental

Robert Berger, DDS

Family Dentist located in Reynoldsburg, OH

If you snore or grind your teeth, it can prevent you from getting a restful night's sleep. The team at Berger Family Dental in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, offers a simple solution — night guards for patients of all ages. Call the specialists at Berger Family Dental or schedule an appointment online to find how a night guard can help you breathe and sleep easier.

Night Guard Q & A

What is a night guard?

If you wake up with a sore jaw most days, you may clench your jaw or grind your teeth while you sleep. Some people also experience distressing headaches and toothaches, as well. This condition is called bruxism. Bruxism can affect adults and children alike.

Dr. Berger and his well-trained team can help relieve the painful signs of bruxism by making a nightguard you can wear on your teeth while you sleep. The dental team uses an impression of your teeth to design and create a high-quality night guard that's specially made for your teeth and mouth. 

Since the night guard is tailor-made for you, it's both comfortable to wear and effective at preventing teeth grinding while you sleep.

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 needing cosmetic dental work like crowns or veneers, especially if you cause damage to permanent teeth.

Do I need a snore guard?

A dental snore guard is an anti-snoring oral device. It's designed to help patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Different types of snore guards are useful for different patients. Dr. Berger and his dental team will evaluate the severity of your sleep apnea and snoring symptoms to recommend the best dental snore guard for you.

What are the warning signs of sleep apnea?

Severe snoring is a common sign of sleep apnea. Snoring isn't the primary cause for concern when it's related to sleep apnea; however, the multiple problems snoring can trigger are cause for concern. Adults with sleep apnea often suffer from waking episodes and sleep disturbances that could lead to dangerous health issues if left untreated.

How can wearing a snore guard benefit me?

When custom-made for your mouth, a snore guard can substantially lessen the symptoms and side effects of severe snoring and sleep apnea. The benefits of sleeping with a snore guard include:

  • Enhanced airflow
  • More consistent sleep patterns
  • Reduced snoring frequency
  • Reduced snoring loudness

If you suffer from loud snoring, unrestful nights of sleep, and a sore jaw in the morning, turn to Berger Family Dental for help. Our friendly team can help improve your oral health and the quality of your sleep with custom snore guards and night guards. Call or schedule a consultation online at Berger Family Dental today.