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We provide custom fitted dental night guards in East London to alleviate bruxism and protect your teeth. Don’t let bruxism impact your oral health; visit Every Smile Dentistry today.

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Introduction

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At Every Smile Dentistry, we understand that many of our patients suffer from teeth grinding or jaw clenching, especially at night. These conditions can cause significant discomfort, lead to tooth damage, and even result in chronic pain. Fortunately, there is a solution: night guards. 

Night guards are customized devices that fit over your teeth, preventing them from grinding or clenching while you sleep. This can alleviate many of the symptoms associated with these conditions and promote better overall oral health.

Why one may need night guards

Night guards are often recommended for people who grind or clench their teeth while sleeping, a condition known as bruxism. Bruxism can have several causes, including stress, anxiety, misaligned teeth, and sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. Here are some reasons why someone may need night guards:

  1. Protect Teeth: Night guards protect teeth from the damage caused by grinding or clenching, including chipping, cracking, and excessive wear.
  2. Relieve Jaw Pain: Night guards can help relieve jaw pain and stiffness caused by bruxism, particularly in cases of TMJ disorders.
  3. Reduce Headaches: Bruxism can cause tension headaches, which can be reduced or eliminated with the use of night guards.
  4. Improve Sleep: Bruxism can disrupt sleep, and the use of night guards can help improve sleep quality and reduce the risk of associated sleep disorders.
  5. Prevent Dental Work Damage: People who have had dental work such as crowns, bridges, or fillings may be more prone to damage caused by grinding or clenching. Night guards can help prevent damage to dental work and prolong its lifespan.
  6. Alleviate TMD Symptoms: Bruxism can exacerbate temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) symptoms, such as pain and limited jaw movement. Night guards can alleviate TMD symptoms and help improve jaw function.

If you suspect you are grinding or clenching your teeth while sleeping, it’s important to consult with a dentist. They can assess your dental health and determine if a night guard is needed to prevent damage to your teeth and alleviate associated symptoms.

Preparation 

Before getting a night guard, you will need to schedule an appointment with Every Smile Dentistry. During your initial visit, our team will perform an examination to determine if a night guard is the right solution for you. 

We will take impressions of your teeth to create a customized night guard that fits perfectly. 

You may need to avoid certain foods or medications before your appointment, so please check with our team when scheduling.

Procedure 

Here’s what patients can expect during the procedure:

  1. Fitting Process: After the initial consultation once the dentist has the dental impressions, they will create a night guard that is designed to fit the patient’s mouth perfectly. The patient will need to return to the dental office to have the night guard fitted and adjusted as needed to ensure maximum comfort and effectiveness.
  2. Numbing or Anesthesia: Generally, numbing or anesthesia is not necessary for the fitting process, as the night guard is made from soft, pliable materials that can be easily adjusted. However, if a patient experiences severe discomfort during the process, the dentist may choose to use a local anesthetic.
  3. Adjustments Over Time: It’s important to note that night guards may require adjustments over time to ensure maximum effectiveness. Patients may need to return to the dentist’s office for periodic adjustments or repairs.
  4. Discomfort and Pain: Some patients may experience mild discomfort or pain during the fitting process, but dental professionals will work to minimize this as much as possible. Patients should feel comfortable communicating any discomfort or pain to their dentist so that adjustments can be made to alleviate any issues.

In summary, the night guard procedure involves an initial consultation, the fitting process, and adjustments over time. 

Patients may experience mild discomfort during the fitting process, but dental professionals will work to minimize pain and discomfort as much as possible. 

Patients should communicate any discomfort to their dentist to ensure that adjustments can be made to ensure maximum comfort and effectiveness.

Benefits 

There are several types of night guards available, each designed to address different dental concerns. Here are the three main types of night guards:

  1. Soft Night Guards: Soft night guards are made of a soft, pliable material that is comfortable to wear. These guards are best for people with mild grinding or clenching habits. They are not as durable as other types of night guards and may need to be replaced more frequently.
  2. Hard Night Guards: Hard night guards are made of a harder material and provide more protection for the teeth. They are best for people with moderate to severe grinding or clenching habits. Hard night guards can be uncomfortable to wear initially, but many people find them to be more effective in preventing dental damage.
  3. Dual Laminate Night Guards: Dual laminate night guards are made of a combination of soft and hard materials, providing the benefits of both types of guards. These guards are best for people with moderate grinding or clenching habits.

Additionally, there are custom-fit night guards and boil-and-bite night guards. Custom-fit night guards are made by a dentist or dental lab based on an impression of your teeth, ensuring a perfect fit. 

Boil-and-bite night guards can be purchased over the counter and are molded to fit your teeth by boiling them in water and biting down on them.

It’s important to consult with a dentist to determine which type of night guard is best for your specific dental needs.

Aftercare 

Proper care and maintenance of your night guard are essential to ensure that it lasts as long as possible and continues to provide the necessary protection. 

We recommend that you clean your night guard with a toothbrush and toothpaste after each use and store it in a protective case when not in use. It is also important to replace your night guard regularly, as wear and tear can affect its effectiveness.

Why choose us?

Here are a few reasons why you should choose us for your night guards in East London:

  1. Experienced and Highly Skilled Dentists: Our team of dentists is highly trained and experienced in providing night guards that fit perfectly and comfortably to protect your teeth from further damage.
  2. Personalized Care: We understand that each patient is unique, and we offer customized treatment plans to meet your individual needs. Our dentists will work with you to determine the best night guard for your specific needs.
  3. Affordable and Transparent Pricing: We believe in providing high-quality dental care at an affordable price. We will provide a transparent pricing structure, so you know exactly what you’ll be paying for your night guard.
  4. State-of-the-Art Technology: We use the latest dental technology to ensure that your night guard fits perfectly and is of the highest quality.
  5. Convenient Location: Our clinic is conveniently located in East London, making it easy for you to access our services.

At Every Smile Dentistry, we are committed to providing our patients with exceptional dental care services. Contact us today to schedule your appointment for a night guard consultation, and let us help you.

Takeaway 

If you suffer from teeth grinding or jaw clenching, a night guard may be the solution you’ve been looking for. 

At Every Smile Dentistry, our team can provide you with a customized night guard that fits comfortably and securely, protecting your teeth and alleviating your symptoms.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards better oral health.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can always submit a contact request if you have more questions or email info@everysmile.co.za

At Every Smile Dentistry, we offer several types of night guards, including custom-fitted hard night guards, soft night guards, and hybrid night guards.

It may take a few days or weeks to get used to wearing a night guard. However, most patients find that the benefits of using a night guard far outweigh any initial discomfort.

Yes, children can use night guards if they are experiencing teeth grinding or jaw clenching. However, it is important to consult with our team to determine if a night guard is the right solution for your child.

The lifespan of a night guard depends on the type of material it’s made from and how often it’s used. Generally, soft night guards need to be replaced more frequently than hard or dual laminate night guards. It’s recommended to replace night guards every 6-12 months or as recommended by your dentist. However, it’s important to inspect the night guard regularly for signs of wear and tear and replace it as needed. 

Some people may find night guards uncomfortable to wear, particularly at first. They can also interfere with speech and cause excess saliva production. In some cases, night guards can cause jaw pain or headaches, particularly if they are not properly fitted. Over-reliance on night guards can also mask underlying dental issues that need to be addressed by a dentist. 

Night guards should be worn every night to protect teeth from grinding or clenching. It’s recommended to wear the night guard for the entire duration of sleep, which typically lasts 6-8 hours.

Yes, it’s recommended to wear the night guard every night to prevent dental damage caused by grinding or clenching. Failing to wear the night guard regularly can increase the risk of tooth damage, jaw pain, and other associated symptoms.

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andiswa madikizela
andiswa madikizela
2023-09-30
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I went to the doctor yesterday, I have a big fear when it comes to dentists but Dr Mashell Govender calmed me down so well. She explained the procedure throughout. She is sooo friendly and professional, I cant wait to see you next month my dr. The receptionist is so friendly and welcoming. I recommend Every Smile Dentistry if you are looking for Dentist around EL.
monde dyantyi
monde dyantyi
2023-07-16
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I have been using Every Smile Dentistry for a while now. The service that I have received from the Doctors is very professional. Currently the only Dr that I use with them is Dr Somthunzi that is very patient with kids. Thank you for the excellent service Dr Somthunzi.
Janice Marriott
Janice Marriott
2023-06-15
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If I could give 10 stars out of 5 - i would....the best experience i have had ever at a Dentis - Dr Somtumzi and her team are Angels-caring, professional, understanding and more....i am now 59 years old- had my 1st full set of upper dentures at the tender age of 19...which gives me 40 years of Denture Experience.....NEVER have i been treated with such dignity and grace - THANK YOU - in fact ....here are my 10 out of 5...**********
Malaika Kuena
Malaika Kuena
2023-06-10
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Surgical tooth extraction was quick and painless. Thanks to Dr Mthunzi and her team in East London.
Sesethu Leqela
Sesethu Leqela
2023-06-01
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Today I went for braces consultation and the service that I received was beyond excellent,from the receptionist lady, dental nurse to Dr Zungu. He came up with many solutions on how we can tackle my issue and explained the process to the level of my understanding. Everyone at the branch is so welcoming 🙏 and super friendly/kind☺️. Please keep it up 💯!!!
Kimone Booysen
Kimone Booysen
2023-05-16
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The staff is sooo friendly. I have a big fear when it comes to dentists, but my dentist calmed me down so well and talked me through what she was going to do and what she was doing while busy. I had an infected tooth that she extracted. I felt no pain and it was over within seconds. I will definitely go back.
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