At Foster Dental, we are dedicated to taking care of all of your oral health needs. A common condition that can cause damage to your teeth is bruxism, or teeth grinding and clenching. Most often, teeth grinding occurs at night when people are sleeping. It can lead to tooth damage, facial and jaw pain, and headaches. To ensure that your smile is well protected, we provide night guards to prevent and treat teeth grinding.

Our specialized night guards are comfortable and easy to wear. We work hard to ensure your custom-made night guard will fit perfectly and feel comfortable. With your night guard, you should be able to sleep without interruption or discomfort.

Dr. Anthony Foster will help you determine which type of night guard in Brooklyn, New York, is right for your specific dental needs. The night guards we offer at Foster Dental include:

Comfort H/S™
Benefits:

  • Durable: Protects natural teeth and restorations from the damaging effects of parafunction
  • Comfortable: Soft interior provides maximum comfort to increase patient compliance
  • Cost Effective: Increase case acceptance with a low lab fee

Indications:

  • Prevent damage from parafunction
  • Protect restorations and natural teeth
  • Diagnose occlusal concerns

Contraindications:

  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Severe bruxism
  • Multiple edentulous areas
  • Short clinical crown, minimal retentive undercut

Patient Care Instructions:

  • Clean with antibacterial soap and cool water
  • Store dry
  • Do not use denture cleaners or mouthwashes containing alcohol

Crystal Clear®
Benefits:

  • Clinically Unbreakable: Made with Clear 450®, Crystal Clear’s high flexural strength and hard smooth surface prevent patient wear and breakage
  • Hygienic/Non-Allergenic: With no porosity and an absorption rate of nearly zero, Crystal Clear guards resist stain and odor and are easily maintained with brushing
  • Longer Wear: Crystal Clear lasts 3 times longer than acrylic bite guards
  • Heat pressure injection molded for accurate fit

Indications:

  • Prevent damage from parafunction
  • Protect restorations and natural teeth
  • Diagnose occlusal concerns

Contraindications:

  • Advanced periodontal disease

Patient Care:

  • Clean with antibacterial soap and cool water
  • Store dry
  • Do not use denture cleaners or mouthwashes containing alcohol

NTI-tss Plus™
Benefits:

  • Save Chair Time: Small size makes it easier to seat
  • Protection: Reduces clenching intensity by nearly 70%, protecting teeth, muscles, and joints
  • More Options: Several design options available

Indications:

  • Tooth wear from bruxing and clenching
  • Migraines and tension headaches
  • Muscle pain associated with parafunction
  • TMD
  • Diagnostic treatment planning

Contraindications:

  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Edge to edge bite

Patient Care Instructions:

  • Simply run the device under warm water (no toothpaste) each time you remove it
  • Do not use alcohol or alcohol-based products for soaking or cleaning
  • Never boil the NTI-tss Plus

ThermoFit®
Benefits:

  • Fast seating time
  • Non-porous
  • Zero internal adjustments

Indications:

  • Prevent damage from parafunction
  • Protect restorations and natural teeth
  • Diagnose occlusal concerns

Contraindications:

  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Mobile teeth

Patient Care Instructions:

  • Clean with antibacterial soap and warm water
  • Store dry

If you are experiencing jaw and tooth pain, you may be grinding and clenching your teeth at night. To learn more about night guards, we invite you to contact our skilled dentist, Dr. Anthony Foster, today. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and schedule your consultation. We hope to take care of your entire smile soon!