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36th Street Dental | Night Guards in St Louis Park


5806 West 36th Street, Suite A

Saint Louis Park, MN 55416

(952) 929-5292

 

Night Guards
 
36th Street Dental in St Louis Park MN

Two Styles of Nightguards used at Miracle Mile Dentistry

Many people are afflicted with bruxism, or teeth grinding. Some patients need nightguards for clenching.  Some people may do this consciously during the day, but it is a larger problem at night while you are asleep. Grinding your teeth can damage enamel, wear down teeth, cause jaw pain, or irritate your gums. The noise from teeth grinding can also disturb your spouse's sleep if loud enough.

If you grind your teeth you should consider a night guard. The night guard, which is very similar to a mouth guard worn by athletes, provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth while you sleep. All night guards are custom fitted for comfort and to allow for proper breathing.  

We use two different night guards at 36th Street Dental. 

  •  Full upper hard soft night guard
  •  NTI which is used primarily for muscle pain.

 

The upper night guard requires two appointments.   Impressions  are taken and are sent to a lab for fabrication of the night guard, this is a half hour appointment.  A second appointment for fitting and adjustment also takes a half hour and requires two weeks between visits.  The NTI can be made same day in office and made for upper or lower teeth.  The cost for either is currently $470.

 

There are also some things that you can do to try to stop teeth grinding. You can train your jaw to be free and easy rather than clenched. Refrain from chewing gum or on other objects like pens.   Most people are unaware of grinding when we first diagnose them.  Some studies say 90% of people grinding there teeth together have no idea this is occurring.  Please mention to us at your cleaning appointment as we have other self care instructions for people that grind there teeth If you suspect you might be grinding your teeth at night set up an appointment with us today.

 
 
St Louis Park Dentist | Night Guards. Ryan Dunlavey is a St Louis Park Dentist.