Night Guards
Issaquah, WA


Issaquah, WA woman grinding teeth needing to see her Portland dentist for Night Guards at Lake Sammamish Family Dentistry.
Bruxism (teeth grinding) can cause moderate to severe long-term damage to teeth. Constant grinding wears down the surface of the tooth, exposing the soft dentin beneath the enamel. Some of the damage that can occur includes:
•  Chipped teeth
•  Tooth flattening and tooth wear
•  Cracked tooth enamel
•  Cracked, loose or broken fillings
•  Tooth loss
•  Gum recession
•  Tooth collapse

Bruxing can even cause a root fracture below the gumline, requiring a root canal and crown to restore the damaged tooth.

Night Guards

When it comes to protecting your mouth, a mouthguard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of your standard equipment from an early age. While collision and contact sports, such as boxing, are higher-risk sports for the mouth, you can experience a dental injury in non-contact activities too, such as gymnastics and skating.

There Are Three Types of Night Guards


Custom-fitted: These are made specifically for you by your dentist. They may be more expensive than the other versions, but because they are customized, usually offer the best fit.

Stock: These are inexpensive and come pre-formed, ready to wear. However, they often don't fit well. They can be bulky and can make breathing and talking difficult.

Boil and bite: These mouth protectors can be bought at many sporting goods stores and drugstores, and may offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors. They are first softened in water (boiled), then inserted and allowed to adapt to the shape of your mouth.

The best night guard is one that has been custom made for your mouth by your dentist. However, if you can't afford a custom-fitted night guard, you should still wear a stock night guard or a boil-and-bite night guard from the drugstore. Give us a call at (425) 270-1075 to learn more about your options.
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5712 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE
#108
, Issaquah, WA 98029
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Mon–Thurs: 7am–6pm
Friday: By Appointment
Saturday: 2nd Sat each month
Sunday: CLOSED
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(425) 270-1075

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