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Mouth Guard


Nightguards are ideal for people who have bruxism. Bruxism is a condition where you grind or clench your teeth, especially at night when asleep. The state is painful and can damage your teeth. The primary cause of bruxism is stress, and unfortunately, there is no cure for this condition, hence the need for a nightguard. If you suffer from bruxism, visit RJ Dental to acquire a custom-made nightguard for you.

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Benefits of a Nightguard


It is good to note that a nightguard is different from a sports mouthguard. A sports mouthguard protects the gums and teeth from trauma, while a nightguard prevents your teeth from clenching and grinding together. If you wear a sports mouthguard at night, it prevents the saliva from getting into the gums, trapping bacteria on the gums' surface. Saliva plays a crucial role in the mouth as it neutralizes all acids, which can cause dental caries. Plus, saliva prevents plaque formation since it cleans away the food particles. Most nightguards come with perforations to let saliva get into the teeth and gums.

A nightguard can prevent chronic headaches. Persistent headache is one of the common symptoms of bruxism. This is mainly due to tensed muscles in the jaw, mouth, neck, and shoulders. Wearing a custom-made nightguard will help you get rid of these chronic headaches since tensing will stop.

Types of Nightguards


Nightguards fall under three categories: hard nightguards, over-the-counter guards, and custom-made nightguards. Hard nightguards are made from acrylic material, making them sturdy and long-lasting. They are used to treat extreme teeth clenching and grinding cases and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Hard nightguards prevent your teeth from shifting and allow the jaw muscles to relax.

Over-the-counter guards are pre-made and fit any mouth. These come in options such as boil-and-bite nightguards, which you can soften using hot water to form to your mouth. These types of nightguards should not be used for an extended period as they can shift your bite.

Custom-made nightguards are the best option as they provide a personalized solution. These guards are made from impressions of your teeth. Our dentist uses professional methods and materials to make a personalized nightguard for you. This makes your nightguard more comfortable and durable.

Factors to Consider When Selecting a Nightguard


A good nightguard should provide optimal protection against clenching and grinding. Comfort is the first factor to consider when choosing your nightguard. An uncomfortable nightguard will not benefit you as you will avoid wearing it. The condition of your teeth will help determine the best nightguard for you. A custom-fitted nightguard is the best since it is manufactured from taking an impression of your teeth.

RJ Dental can suggest and customize the best nightguard for you. Call us today at (551) 369-2001 to inquire more about nightguards.

Teaneck Location


RJ Dental
865 Teaneck Rd,
Teaneck, NJ 07666-4513
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121-125 Chestnut St, Ste 201,
Roselle, NJ 07203
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