Fluoride is one of the most effective agents available to help prevent tooth decay. It is a mineral that is naturally present in varying amounts in almost all foods and water supplies. The benefits of fluoride have been well known for over 50 years and are supported by many health and professional organizations.
Although most people receive fluoride from food and water, sometimes it is not enough to help prevent decay. Your dentist or dental hygienist may recommend the use of home and/or professional fluoride treatments for the following reasons:
The pain and discomfort of Bruxism, the grinding of your teeth while sleep, is shared by millions of people. The costs in pain, headaches, TMJ problems and tooth damage/sensitivity are usually too much to bear.
A Night Guard is a simple, affordable solution for protecting your teeth and jaw from the detrimental effects of nighttime teeth grinding. It consists of an acrylic tray that comfortably fits over your upper teeth. This creates a cushion between the upper and lower teeth and absorbs the force of grinding.
Ask your dentist how you can obtain your own custom-made night guard !!