Night Guard Specialist

Russell Coser, DDS -  - Cosmetic, Family, and General Dentistry

Dental Excellence of South Bay

Russell Coser, DDS

Cosmetic, Family, and General Dentistry located in Torrance, CA

If you wake up tired with a tight jaw or sensitive teeth, it's time to get help. Grinding your teeth or snoring might be preventing you from getting a full night's sleep. Dental Excellence of South Bay's Russell Coser, DDS, and expert team offer a simple solution — custom snore guards and night guards for men, women, and children. Dental Excellence of South Bay is conveniently located in Torrance, California. Schedule your consultation online or call today to improve your oral health and the quality of your sleep.

Night Guard Q & A

What is a night guard?

If your jaw aches on most mornings, you might be clenching your jaw or gnashing 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.

The experienced denturists and dentists at Dental Excellence of South Bay can help soothe the side effects of bruxism by creating a night guard that you wear on your teeth while you sleep. The dental team starts by creating an impression of your teeth. Then they use the impression to design a high-quality, custom-made night guard that's a perfect fit for your mouth and teeth. Because the night guard is custom-fit, it feels great to wear and prevents you from grinding your teeth while you sleep.

If you choose not to wear a night guard but continue grinding your teeth, you risk severely harming your teeth and jaw. That could lead to the need for cosmetic dental work such as veneers or crowns, especially if you cause damage to permanent teeth.

What is a snore guard?

A snore guard is a device that fits inside the mouth to help treat mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea. It's often used to help prevent snoring. There are several types of snore guards. An experienced dentist will evaluate the severity of your snoring and sleep apnea to recommend the most effective snore guard for you.

What are the signs of sleep apnea?

Intense, troublesome snoring is a common sign of sleep apnea. When it is related to this condition, snoring isn't the number one cause for concern, but rather the various problems it triggers. Adults with sleep apnea suffer from sleep disturbances and waking episodes that wind up causing unfortunate health issues when left untreated.

What are the advantages of wearing a snore guard?

When custom-made for your mouth, a snore guard can effectively reduce the most troubling side effects of mild to moderate sleep apnea. The benefits of sleeping with a snore guard include:

  • Better airflow
  • More consistent sleep patterns
  • Snoring less during the night
  • Less noisy snoring

If your loud snoring or teeth grinding is preventing you from getting a restful night's sleep, the highly experienced team at Dental Excellence of South Bay can help you sleep better with custom-made snore guards and night guards. Consultations are quick. Call Dental Excellence of South Bay today or request a consultation online.