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Teeth Night Guard – What You Should Know Before Getting Teeth Night Guard

teeth night guard

Teeth night guards are the best way to prevent damage to the teeth because of too much clenching. A lot of people are suffering from the harmful effects of teeth grinding more than we think. These effects can cause damage to the teeth and even bring about a lack of proper sleep. No one likes to experience pain, especially after and during hours of rest; this is why teeth night guards were made. If you want to maintain those beautiful teeth and wake up to a pain-free morning, then a teeth night guard might work best for you. 

What is Teeth Night Guard?

Teeth Night Guard - What You Should Know Before Getting Teeth Night Guard
teeth night guard

teeth night guard, also called a dental guard, mouth guard, nocturnal bite plates, or bite splints, is a device made of hard acrylic or thermoplastic. It is used to cover the teeth to provide a barrier between the upper and lower teeth, especially if someone has bruxism (grinding of the teeth while sleeping). 

There are three main types of teeth night guards, namely, the disposable dental guards, boil-and-bite dental guards, and customized dental guards. The disposable dental guards are for those with light bruxism and are made of thin plastic that can only last for one to two weeks.

Boil-and-bite dental guards, on the other hand, requires you to boil them before biting into them to make a correct imprint of your teeth. Customized dental guards are the most expensive type and require you to go to a dentist to have it custom made. It is also the longest-lasting type and does not only protect the teeth from grinding but also the jaw. 

Teeth Night Guard - What You Should Know Before Getting Teeth Night Guard

Why must I have Teeth Night Guard?

If you have bruxism and are experiencing headaches, jaw pain, face pain, and fatigue due to lack of sleep from teeth grinding, then you should get a teeth night guard. The dental guard will help in alleviating the effects of teeth grinding.

It serves as a barrier between the teeth while also assisting in lightening the tension in the muscles of the jaw area. When you use teeth night guards, you are protecting your teeth enamel from damage, and you experience no or less jaw and face pain. 

Teeth Night Guard procedure

As there are three different types of night guards, how they are made also varies. For disposable dental guards, they are made generically so that one size fits all. On the other hand, boil-and-bite dental guards require the following steps: 

1. Boil the dental guard or put it in hot water so that the thermoplastic becomes soft enough to imprint your teeth. 

2. Once the dental guard becomes soft, you bite it for the device to follow your teeth’s shape. 

3. Let it cool, and once cooled, you can remove it from your teeth, and it will be ready for use. 

However, if you want a nightguard that not only protects your jaw and teeth but is also a perfect fit, then a customized dental guard is for you. The first part of the procedure is impression taking, which only takes 20-30 minutes and one week for fabrication or creation of the night guard. The following are the steps in making a teeth night guard: 

Teeth Night Guard - What You Should Know Before Getting Teeth Night Guard

A. Impression taking

– Initially, during the first visit to the dentist, they will take an impression of your mouth as well as the upper and lower teeth using a mold. Once they have created the mold, it will be sent to the laboratory for the creation of the teeth night guard. 

B. Fabrication 

– In the laboratory, they will first use the impression mold to shape the acrylic material to form a perfect fit on the patient’s teeth. When they have finished creating the night guard, the same mold is used to check whether it fits perfectly and if the bites match. 

C. Delivery 

– Some custom made night guards are delivered to your home, but for some, you need to go back to your doctor’s clinic to get it. When you visit your doctor, they will have you wear the night guard to see if it fits your teeth comfortably and correctly. The night guard will also come with a case where you can safely put it in whenever you are not using it. 

Teeth Night Guard Before and After

Teeth night guards are a great help for people who have suffered long enough from teeth grinding, especially while sleeping. With the help of a teeth night guard, individuals suffer less from the effects of bruxism. Pain in the jaw, as well as headaches, are alleviated, and most importantly, the teeth’s enamel is protected from being damaged in the long run. 

In conclusion, dental night guards are helpful devices in lessening the effects of bruxism in individuals with such conditions. They are made of acrylic or thermoplastic that can serve as protection for the teeth and jaw when teeth grinding happens. With its three types, the best choice is the custom made dental guards. They offer longevity and capability to protect the teeth as well as the jaw. It may cost more and take longer to make than the two other types but is worth it, especially for those with severe bruxism. 

It is a must to have a dental night guard made if you have been suffering from bruxism for a long time since it will prevent more damage to your teeth and jaw. For the best custom made dental guards in Korea, you can contact Oaks Dental Clinic or Seoul Guide Medical. We will guide you in getting your night guards from consultation all the way to a successful delivery. 

FAQ:            


For whom is Teeth Night Guard most recommended?

A teeth night guard is most recommended for someone who suffers from bruxism or teeth grinding, especially while they are sleeping. Other reasons as to why your doctor will recommend you to have a teeth night guard are the following: 
· Those who want relief from TMJ jaw syndrome 
· Those who suffer from headaches due to teeth clenching 
· Those who have damaged teeth because of severe teeth grinding 


Can a night guard shift your teeth?

A night guard can shift your teeth, most especially if it was not custom-made to make a perfect fit in your mouth. If you use an over the counter night guard or ones that only cover the front teeth, more than likely, your back teeth will shift due to the pressure that your jaw exerts on them. This is why having a custom made night guard is better because it protects not only the teeth but also the jaw, thus lesser possibility of teeth shifting. 


Should you wear a nightguard every night?

Yes, you should wear a night guard every night, especially if you experience severe bruxism. Not wearing your teeth night guard every night will still result in damaged teeth only at a much slower pace. You may also experience the side effects of bruxism if you are not diligent in wearing your teeth night guards, especially when going to bed. Your doctor will also advise you as to how often you should wear your teeth night guard, and you should strictly follow their instruction. 


How long should a night guard last? 

A teeth night guard usually lasts for about two to five years. Some well-made guards can even last up to 10 years. However, the longevity of your night guard entirely depends on how severe your teeth grinding is. The more it is exposed to the stresses of teeth grinding, the more it thins out, and the higher the possibility for it to break. 

1 Day Dental Veneers – Laser Whitening / Cleaning

1 Day Dental Veneers – Laser Whitening / Cleaning

Treatments: Dental Veneers (Laminates) / Laser Whitening / Cleaning (Scaling)

Treatment Time: 1 Day

Details: Oaks Dental Clinic is rated the top cosmetic dentist in Korea and an expert in veneers. This blog post takes you through a veneer case study from a Korean American Patient. 

This patient flew from Los Angeles, California, USA to the Oaks Dental Clinic in Seoul, Korea. He found out about us through social media and on-line reviews. The patient came because he was shy when smiling due to crooked, damaged and discolored teeth in his visible smile line. He choose Korea and the Oaks Dental Clinic because the technology and techniques are the best in the world and the price is less expensive when compared to other developed countries. The reason for the lower pricing in Korea is because of economies of scale. Korea simply has more people doing this procedures in a smaller space leading for more competitive pricing and higher advancements in technology and skill.  Many patients find this procedure to fit in very well with their medical tourism plan. Our clinic is located right at Gangnam Station making it a center for his tourism plans with great shopping, restaurants and entertainment locations as well as sights to see.

He first sent in an On-line request with his photos and details. We then provided an estimate and he came in for the treatment. He arrived early in the morning and had an X-ray and check-up done with Dr. Chulmin Bae.  A treatment plan was made and once he approved it, the work began. He first had his teeth cleaned, molds made and digital scans taken. We then whitened his teeth and prepared them. His case did not qualify for no-prep veneers (Lumineers) because those kinds of veneers are meant for people with undersized teeth and large gaps. He qualified for prepped veneers which require the removal of some enamel in order to get the proper fit. Without removing the enamel, the teeth would look bulky and not fit correctly. However, veneers require less enamel to be removed then crowns so it is a more conservative treatment and to the patient it makes no difference as the patient will never see the original tooth as it will be covered perfectly with the veneer.

Our in-house dental laboratory created 6 new dental veneers for the visible teeth in his upper smile line and bonded them on after they teeth were prepared. His right side upper front tooth was badly misaligned and so special work was done on that tooth to bring it back to alignment. By 4 p.m. in the afternoon the work was completed which included a one hour lunch time and other waiting times while the veneers where being created. He came in the next day for a check up and with that, his life was changed. With a full warranty, he left stress-free. He sent us an e-mail a couple of months afterwards and thanked us for the work and explained how his whole personality had changed due to the increase in confidence when meeting people and taking photos. He is no longer afraid to smile and show the world who he is.

Review:

*Higher technology

* Higher dentist skill

* Better service

* Economies of scale leading to lower pricing

* Clinic location in Gangnam, Seoul is perfect for tourism and shopping

* Faster treatment times

* Native English speaking assistants

* In-house laboratory

* Full warranty

Learn more about our clinic: http://facebook.com/oaksdentalclinic | Instagram: oaksdentalclinic

See a video which explains about no-prep veneers: https://youtu.be/K6SIucE-i6A

Learn more about other medical procedures in Seoul via our partners at: http://facebook.com/seoulguidemedical | http://seoulguidemedical.com

Rabbit Teeth Makeover – Dental Veneers & Cleaning

Rabbit Teeth Makeover – Dental Veneers & Cleaning

Treatments: Dental Veneers (Laminates) & Cleaning

Treatment Time: 1 Day

Details: This post will show you how Dr. Bae did a smile make-over for his wife. Oaks Dental Clinic is the highest rated dentist in Asia and a cosmetic dentistry expert.

Sophia is the wife of our founder and head dentist Dr. Chulmin Bae. She had always wanted to improve her smile as her front two teeth and her adjoining teeth were out of proportion. As she described it, “I have teeth like a rabbit so I’m really shy when I smile.” After seeing the success of so many patients, Sophia decided to go ahead with the treatment. She started at 10 in the morning by having her teeth cleaned, molds made and digital scans taken. As the lab technicians began processing the molds and scans, Dr. Bae began to prepare her teeth by removing some enamel. Although her adjoining teeth were undersized, she did not have enough spacing to do no-prep veneers (Lumineers). To get a perfect fit, some tooth enamel needs to be removed in this kind of case. Oaks Dental Clinic has the most advanced technology so in under 2 hours, her porcelain veneers were ready to be put in.

The veneers fit very well and before they were bonded, she had a chance to see how they would look. After giving us her approval, Dr. Bae bonded the veneers to her original tooth material and with that, she was all done. By 12:30 p.m. she was having lunch with her new smile. All our work comes with a full warranty, so you can be stress-free. A couple of days after her process, Sophia said, “I had seen patient after patient undergo this procedure with outstanding results but I was honestly scared to do it. I don’t know why I was so scared because it was quick and easy. I feel like a different person now because I can smile without hiding teeth. I feel free.”

Review of work done by the Oaks:

*4 upper teeth veneered in under 2 hours

* Higher dentist skill

* Better service

* Economies of scale leading to lower pricing

* Clinic location in Gangnam, Seoul is perfect for tourism and shopping

* Faster treatment times

* Native English speaking assistants

* In-house laboratory

* Full warranty

Learn more about our clinic: http://facebook.com/oaksdentalclinic | Instagram: oaksdentalclinic

See a video which explains about no-prep veneers: https://youtu.be/K6SIucE-i6A

Learn more about other medical procedures in Seoul via our partners at: http://facebook.com/seoulguidemedical | http://seoulguidemedical.com

Veneer Design Simulation In Korea | Amy’s Real-time Smile Design

Veneer Design Simulation In Korea | Amy’s Real-time Smile Design

Amy is an Entertainer from Canada who underwent the veneer design simulation at the Oaks Dental Clinic with Dr. Chulmin Bae. Dr. Bae is a well-known Korean dentist in Seoul and has even been featured on 10mag.com . Using this veneer design simulation gives you full control of your smile and the Oaks Dental Clinic is one of the few dental clinics in the world that provides this incredible service.

After filling out a form and having an initial consultation with a Seoul Guide Medical staff member you’ll head to an x-ray room filled with the most advanced dental x-rays in the world. With electronic images sent electronically to a monitor by your chair, Dr. Chulmin Bae will go over the basic information with you and examine your mouth to see which veneers you qualify for.

Prepped Veneers: Required for most people and require teeth to be shaved down in order to fir them properly.

Non-Prepped Veneers: Meant for people with large gaps and undersized teeth with minimal or no tooth reduction.

We recommend porcelain veneers for the best long term results. Oaks Dental Clinic can make veneers in as little as one day. Using their innovative full veneer computer simulation, you too can enjoy the perfect smile that you deserve with no surprises!

Veneer Design Simulation In Korea | Amy’s Real-time Smile Design
Veneer Design Simulation In Korea | Amy’s Real-time Smile Design

Invisalign For Spanish Vlogger JEKS Coreana

Invisalign For Spanish Vlogger JEKS Coreana

In this Blog, we are looking at the recent procedures for Eun Jae of JEKS Coreana, who produces quality educational videos of life in South Korea, for Spanish speakers.  Whenever she has needs for skin care, dental or health care she comes to Tony Medina.  Tony is the CEO of the Seoul Guide Medical, which is the leading provider of medical services to international patients in Korea.  She came to Oaks Dental Clinic, which helps international patients with a variety of dental needs.  Tony accompanied her, as he is a bit of an expert, having undergone the treatment to move a crooked tooth.

Eun Jae had some problems with her teeth, and she did not want to get metal braces.  She was hoping that the Invisalign procedure could help her get the results she was looking for without having to get traditional braces.  The new metal alternative has been around for several years and is useful for a variety of problems, such as overbite and under bite.

After she checked into the clinic and completed paperwork, her face was scanned into the highly advanced computer system at Oaks Dental Clinic.  Dr. Bae and his staff were able to review the photos and simulate every stage of the treatment.

The Invisalign system is a safe and effective way to deal with misaligned teeth, that allows doctors to move multiple teeth, like metal braces.  Because the Invisalign fittings are clear (Hence the name), they are difficult to notice and barely noticeable while in the mouth.  Unlike traditional braces, they can be removed and are not painful.  The doctors were able to design her clear braces which will take several months to fully work.  The clear braces, take around a week to make and need to be worn for 15 hours a day at least, but more is suggested.  They need to be replaced every 1 to 2 weeks depending on the stage of the treatment.

To find out if Invisalign is right for you to email us for a free consultation at oaksdentalkorea.com