Night Guard Specialist

Susan Malibiran, DMD -  - Cosmetic & General Dentist

Rio Dental Practice

Susan Malibiran, DMD

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Rohnert Park, CA

If you wake up tired with a tight jaw or sensitive teeth, it's time to get help. Grinding your teeth or snoring might be preventing you from getting a full night's sleep. Rio Dental's experienced dentist, Susan Malibiran, DMD, has an easy fix — dental snore guards and night guards for patients in all stages of life. Rio Dental is conveniently located in Rohnert Park, California. If you're ready to breathe easier and sleep better, it's time get help. Book your consultation online or call today.

Night Guard Q & A

What is a night guard?

If you wake up with a sore jaw most days, you may clench your jaw or grind your teeth while you sleep. Some people also experience distressing headaches and toothaches, as well. This is a condition called bruxism, which affects both adults and children.

Dr. Malibiran can help relieve the painful signs of bruxism by making a special night guard that you wear on your teeth while you sleep. She uses an impression of your teeth to design and create a high-quality night guard that's specially made for your teeth and mouth. Because the night guard is custom-fit, it's both comfortable to wear and effective at preventing teeth grinding while you sleep.

Choose not to wear a night guard but continue to grind your teeth at night? Over time, you run the risk of damaging your teeth. You could find yourself needing cosmetic dental work like crowns or veneers, especially if your permanent teeth are damaged.

What is a snore guard?

A snore guard is a device that fits inside the mouth to help treat mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea. It's often used to help prevent snoring. After evaluating the severity of your snoring and sleep apnea symptoms, Dr. Malibiran will recommend the best type of snore guard for you.

What is sleep apnea?

Excessive 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 often suffer from unrefreshing, fitful sleep and insomnia that may lead to significant health problems if not addressed.

Do snore guards work?

When custom-made for your mouth, a snore guard can drastically lessen the side effects and symptoms of severe sleep apnea and snoring. The advantages of sleeping with a snore guard include:

  • Enhanced airflow
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Reduced snoring frequency
  • Softer snoring

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