Barry E. Bubar D.D.S., – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry offers preventive dentistry that is designed to preserve as much of our patient’s natural teeth as possible. Night guards are appliances we’ll often utilize in our patient’s treatment plan which will help prevent tooth damage due to grinding. Teeth grinding is a real problem and it can lead to costly treatments and procedures to set the damage right again.
Dr. Bubar believes in catering to you as an individual. No two human beings are the same — we’re all unique. We don’t cultivate or practice corporate clinical ideologies; we’re not about patient volume. We are about creating a high-quality experience for each and every one of our patients. Our dedicated team is focused on personalizing your experience at every step of the dental care process. Night Guards and Snore Guards are not needed by everyone but can make a significant difference in the life of a patient and sometimes their loved ones.
Your night guard will be custom-fit to your mouth. Night guards, just like many other appliances used to preserve or improve the health of your teeth are made in a professional dental lab. Dr. Bubar will take an impression of your teeth for the dental lab to work with. They’ll take care of the fabrication of your night guard, delivering a completed custom dental night guard to the office shortly thereafter.
The same is the case for snore guards in that they are completely customized and fabricated by a professional dental lab. In many cases, snore guards can decrease or eliminate snoring and signs and symptoms of moderate sleep apnea, which is the interruption or often cessation of breathing sometimes hundreds of times a night until the body forces the person awake in order to take a breath. Snore guards can also act as a night guard to prevent the consequences of nighttime clenching and grinding also known as nocturnal bruxism, which may often be caused by the subconscious attempt to open the airway.
Snore guards are not an equivalent replacement for a CPAP breathing assistance machine, but can help when a patient refuses to use the CPAP machine for sleep apnea. A snore guard is an appliance that fits to both the upper and lower jaw arches and by the hinged connection between the two pieces positions the lower jaw forward just enough to push the tongue forward which opens the airway to allow enough air in to stop or reduce snoring and decrease signs and symptoms of sleep apnea.
Contact Barry E. Bubar D.D.S., – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry today to learn more about how our dental night guards can help you reduce wear and tear of your teeth and surrounding muscles, bone and connective tissues brought on from excessive teeth grinding and how snore guards can improve the quality of life of not only the snoring patient but their loved ones as well. Schedule your initial consultation today.