Edward H. Luong, DMD
A Great Dentist

Night Guards Los Alamitos CA

Mouth Guards in Los Alamitos CAThere are as many different mouth guards available as there are reasons to wear one, but at our Los Alamitos dental office, we offer top-of-the-line custom crafted mouth guards to keep your teeth safe without sacrificing comfort.

Whether you need a mouthguard to protect your teeth while engaging in sports, a night guard to help ease the damage caused by grinding your teeth while you sleep, or a snore guard to help reduce snoring and give you a better night's sleep, we have a variety of styles to choose from, and Dr. Luong will help you select the one that's right for you!

Night Guards for Bruxism Sufferers

 A professionally made night guard is a custom-fit, made specifically for your mouth, dental prosthesis fabricated to protect your teeth when you grind or clench (a condition known as bruxism). Without it, your teeth will wear and flatten out from the constant grinding/clenching. The theory is that you wear out the night guard first instead of your teeth. It will not prevent you from clenching, but it will stop you from causing damage to your teeth.

There are many night guards available, but only a custom-fitted night guard from a dental professional can offer both comfort and protection all in one. These night guards are made from a hard acrylic and are crafted based on an impression of your teeth to guarantee a one-of-a-kind fit that feels comfortable and snug.

If you notice your night guard is becoming worn, it is important to replace it. Night guards can last anywhere from several months to a few years, depending on the severity of your bruxism.

Sports Guards Keep Your Teeth Safe While You Play

A custom made sports guard is recommended for all contact sports. Its sole purpose is to protect your teeth from blunt trauma that would result in broken, or worse, avulsed teeth (teeth knocked out of their socket through trauma) from contact sports. There is a wide range of sports guards available, depending on what sports you or your child participate in. Even participants in non-contact sports where trauma is possible, such as biking or skateboarding, can benefit from a sports guard.

An over-the-counter sports guard is not recommended due to the ill fit and inadequate protection. "Boil and bite" guards, where the guard is submerged in boiling water and then placed over the teeth and bitten down on, are a little better, but still not ideal. A custom-made sports guard that fits snugly over your teeth is the best way to protect your teeth comfortably and safely during your sporting activities.

Snore Guards for a Good Night's Sleep for You and Your Loved Ones

Snore guards are a custom-made dental prosthesis to open your bite and pull your lower jaw forward. This allows an open airway when you breath to eliminate the tongue and throat from touching, which is the primary cause of snoring. Our custom-fitted snore guards fit comfortably into your mouth and can help cut down on your snoring.

In some cases, snoring can be caused by a disorder known as sleep apnea. If you suspect you may suffer from sleep apnea, or if your snore guard doesn't seem to help, you should see a doctor. Sleep apnea is a serious condition that may require more in-depth treatment such as a CPAP machine to help prevent restricted airways while you sleep.

Mouth Guards Help Keep Your Teeth Safe

If you are interested in a custom-made mouth guard for sports, teeth grinding, or to help with snoring, contact our dental office in Los Alamitos today to schedule an appointment.