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If your dentist, Dr. Kirti Tewari, recommended wearing a night guard to protect your teeth, then you most likely suffer from bruxism or the TMJ disorder. The night guard can help you protect your teeth and jaw while you rest. To tell you a little more about night guards in Bronx, New York, our dental team has some details to share.

Night guards are custom made for your smile in the dental lab. Your dentist will make an impression of your teeth and jaw and will send those impressions to technicians who will make your night guard. The appliance will fit perfectly over your arch of teeth and will protect your smile while you clench and grind your teeth and jaws at night. If necessary, you can use a store-bought mouthguard to serve the same purpose. However, the store-bought mouthguard might not fit in your mouth comfortably. These appliances can protect your smile, but they can’t fix the bruxism or TMJ disorder, so please keep that in mind.

If you have any questions about night guards, please contact Kirti Tewari Dental PC today at 718-547-7570. Our dental team is here to give you the answers and information you need so you can better understand night guards. So, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to your phone call!