Mouth Guards

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Smile Design Manhattan

Cosmetic Dentistry located in Midtown West, New York, NY

Mouth guards can help to treat a number of conditions that affect both your oral and general health, such as teeth grinding and snoring. Smile Design Manhattan, a premier dental practice located in New York City’s Midtown West, provides its patients with top-of-the-line, custom-fitted mouth guards to keep them healthy, happy, and smiling. To learn more about how Smile Design Manhattan can improve your quality of life with custom-fitted mouth guards, schedule an appointment today by calling the office or booking a visit online.

Mouth Guards Q & A

What is a Mouth Guard?

A mouth guard is an oral appliance that you wear over your teeth to treat bruxism (the grinding or clenching of your teeth) or sleep apnea. A mouth guard that treats sleep apnea is called a snore guard.

Smile Design Manhattan’s mouth and snore guards are custom-made for your mouth. Your dentist takes an impression of your teeth using a dental mold, which is then shipped to a lab that fabricates your mouth or snore guard to fit comfortably in your mouth and hug every nook, cranny, and contour of your smile.

Why Should I Fix My Teeth Grinding?

If left untreated, chronic grinding or clenching of your teeth can lead to a number of oral health problems, such as:

  • Headaches
  • Jaw pain
  • Earaches
  • Tight, stiff, and tender shoulders
  • Excess tooth mobility
  • Inflammation and recession of your gums
  • Decreased range of motion in your jaw
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
  • Broken, chipped, or cracked teeth
  • Increased risk of tooth decay and infection


You can prevent the development of these complications by seeking treatment from the dental professionals at Smile Design Manhattan.

How Can a Mouth Guard Treat My Teeth Grinding?

A mouth guard keeps your teeth separated when you sleep at night. While this won’t necessarily fix your impulse to grind or clench your teeth, it does provide a softer surface for your teeth to rub against, which mitigates a significant amount of the damage that your grinding can cause.

Why Should I Fix My Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a very serious sleep disorder that deprives your body and brain of oxygen. If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to a number of short-term complications, such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Increased stress and anxiety
  • Impaired memory
  • An increased likelihood of auto accidents and occupational injuries
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Psychological impairments like attention deficit disorder and depression


If you or a loved one is suffering from sleep apnea, schedule an appointment immediately with Smile Design Manhattan to have it treated.

How Can a Snore Guard Treat My Sleep Apnea?

The snore guards that Smile Design Manhattan prescribes for its sleep apnea patients are designed to open up your throat and keep your airway unobstructed. They do this by keeping your lower jaw pushed slightly forward and your tongue slightly elevated, which restores the free flow of oxygen into your system while you sleep.

To learn more about how Smile Design Manhattan can use mouth and snore guards can treat your bruxism or sleep apnea, schedule an appointment today. You can call the office or book your visit online.