Grinding of the teeth is an involuntary condition usually caused by clenching of jaws during sleep. It seems like an entirely harmless problem but in fact, it leads to abrasion of dental tissues, problems with the jaw and jaw joints, pain in the head and neck. To protect the teeth, gums, and jaw, it is recommended to use mouthguards. They come in several materials and have different types however you must choose the Best Mouthguard for Grinding Teeth in Dubai & Abu Dhabi to protect your teeth.
What does a Mouthguard do?
The guards are not designed to treat the problem of teeth grinding their job is only to protect:
- Tooth tissues from abrasion
- Crowns and prostheses from premature wear and breakage
- Periodontal tissues from damage and loosening of dental units
- Joints and muscles from excessive tension and pressure
Also, it will prevent gum recession, pain in the head neck, and shoulders.
Types of Protective Structures:
They are divided into several categories depending on manufacturing materials, methods, and when you are required to wear them. All these types are discussed below:
Day and Night Mouthguards:
Some people have a problem of grinding teeth and clenching of jaws at daytime, they constantly and involuntarily grit their teeth while awake. The structures for this problem must be made from an invisible material. It is also possible to eat in them, but it is better to take them off while eating hard foods.
The models designed for sleep can also be made of transparent materials, but it is not necessary. They could be made to match the color of enamel or in bright colors. Depending on the condition of the oral cavity and the characteristics of the disease, the structures can be worn only on the upper jaw or on both.
According to the manufacturing method, the following options are distinguished:
Standard: After purchase, they are immediately ready for use. Another plus is their lower cost. The main drawback is that they do not take the shape of the jaw, which can cause discomfort, and besides, they do not always hold well
Thermoplastic: At the first use, they must be lowered into hot water, put on the dentition, and pressed against it. The product will take a shape close to the shape of the jaw, which ensures greater comfort
Individual: Made according to the cast of the jaw. The exact repeat shape of the dentition is selected according to the thickness and other parameters. Prices for individual mouth guards for bruxism are higher than for other types, but they are distinguished by maximum ease of use and durability.
How to get the Best Mouthguard for Grinding Teeth?
Nightguards for grinding teeth must be individual. They perfectly adhere to the surface of the teeth provide an opportunity to fully relax during sleep and at the same time guarantee the protection of tooth enamel. During the day, such mouthguards must be removed. Occlusion caps are soft and do not cause discomfort while wearing. To obtain the Best Mouthguard for Grinding Teeth in Dubai you must follow these steps:
First, the doctor performs a diagnosis and determines which type of mouthguard will be needed for treatment. Depending on the condition of the jaws and dentition, a two-jaw or one-jaw cap is recommended for the patient.
Next, a silicone cast is taken of the patient and a model is obtained that displays his teeth, then, using an acrylic plate, a cap is formed in the dental laboratory.
During the second visit to the orthodontist, the mouthguard is adjusted in the oral cavity.
Quick Tip! Only rely on the suggestions of your orthodontist and let him determine what kind of mouthguard is the most suitable for you.
The cost of a mouth guard for teeth grinding can range from AED 799 to AED 999. The doctor will determine the cost after the initial evaluation.
Care and Maintenance:
To care for the guards, do the following:
- It is recommended to rinse the mouth guard in cool water before and after use.
- From time to time, to clean the tray, it can be placed in a solution for rinsing the mouth.
- Avoid exposure to direct sunlight and high temperatures.
- It is better to store the cap in a case.
- You can’t bend the cap.
You can get the Best Mouthguard for Grinding Teeth in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah at Enfield Royal Dental Clinic. Thanks to a combination of factors such as highly qualified specialists, the presence of our own laboratories, and the use of the most modern technologies, our mouth guards are distinguished by maximum comfort in use, invisibility in wearing, and durability of materials.