Mouth guards are devices that protect your teeth from various forms of damage and trauma. Some mouthguards are used to protect your teeth while you sleep, while others are used during the day to protect from impact. Others can even be used to reduce snoring. BME Dental offers a couple types of mouthguards to help you protect your smile.
Just as the name suggests, a nightguard is a mouth guard appliance you wear at night while you sleep. Our dental office will custom make your mouthguards out of a resin material to protect your teeth from trauma while you grind in your sleep. It’s a single appliance worn either on the upper teeth or the lower teeth, depending on your preference or Dr. Bridget’s recommendation.
Do I need a nightguard?
Dr. Bridget may recommend a nightguard if she suspects that you grind your teeth at night. If you feel like your jaw is sore or stiff in the morning, you may be grinding your teeth. During your oral examination, not only does she check to make sure you are cavity-free, but she also checks the state of your teeth. If she consistently sees flat or worn-down teeth, cracking, or fractures on your teeth, she will discuss a nightguard plan with you to prevent further damage to your teeth and bone.
Are Nightguards Covered by Insurance?
It depends on your insurance! Some dental insurance will cover anywhere from 50-80% of the nightguard appliance; other insurance companies may not cover it. But don’t worry! At BME Dental, we offer complementary insurance verification and offer several financing options to ensure your teeth are protected at night!
Just like a nightguard, a mouthguard is made of resin material used to protect your teeth during sports. You may have seen famous athletes on tv like Stephen Curry wear a sports mouthguard during a game. It is important to protect your teeth from trauma or injury if you play any contact sports like basketball, baseball, soccer, or even boxing.
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