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Night & Snore Guards

Rifkin Dental

Dentists located in Carmel, NY & Yorktown Heights, NY

Grinding your teeth or snoring can keep you awake, keep your partner awake, and interrupt a restful night's sleep. Rifkin Dental's expert team offers a simple solution — night guards and snore guards for men and women of all ages. Rifkin Dental is conveniently located in Yorktown Heights and Carmel, New York. Schedule your consultation online or call today to improve your oral health and the quality of your sleep.

Night & Snore Guards Q & A

Do I Need a Night Guard?

If your jaw aches on most mornings, you might be clenching your jaw or gnashing your teeth while you sleep. In some cases, the pain may give you a toothache or a headache, too. In the medical world, this condition is called bruxism. Bruxism can affect both children and adults.

The experienced denturists and dentists at Rifkin Dental can help ease the uncomfortable symptoms of bruxism by making a special night guard that you wear on your teeth while you sleep. Using an impression of your teeth, the dental team creates a high-quality night guard that's unique to your teeth and mouth. Because the night guard is custom-fit, it's comfortable enough to wear all night and stops you from grinding your teeth while you sleep.

If you don't wear a night guard but continue to grind your teeth, you run the risk of doing severe damage to your teeth over time. You could find yourself needing cosmetic dental work like crowns or veneers, especially if you cause damage to permanent teeth.

Can a Snore Guard Help Me Stop Snoring?

A snore guard is an anti-snoring dental device that fits inside the mouth to help prevent snoring. It's designed to remedy mild to moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnea. 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 Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea?

Intense, troublesome snoring is typically one sign of sleep apnea. When it's associated with this disorder, snoring isn't the primary cause for worry. The numerous problems that snoring can trigger are the real concern. Adults with sleep apnea suffer from sleep disturbances and waking episodes that wind up causing unfortunate health issues when left untreated.

How Can Wearing a Snore Guard Benefit Me?

When designed to fit your mouth, a snore guard can effectively reduce the symptoms and side effects of severe snoring and sleep apnea. Wearing a snore guard while you sleep can lead to:

  • Enhanced airflow
  • Healthier sleep patterns
  • Less frequent snoring
  • Reduced snoring loudness

If you grind your teeth or snore loudly enough to interrupt your sleep, the experienced team at Rifkin Dental can help you sleep better and feel better with custom snore guards and night guards. Schedule a consultation online or call Rifkin Dental today.