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Kenneth L.Westbrook, DDS, PA | Night Guards in Morehead City

Kenneth L. Westbrook, DDS, P. A.
252-726-5778

 

 

General Family Dentistry 

3708 Symi Circle

Morehead City, NC

 Important COVID-19 Information for Our Office:

Due to the recent pandemic our office has put some new policies and procedures in place. Our office is unable to see any walkins at this time. You MUST have a scheduled appointment in order to be seen. 

All patients are now required to complete a few screening questions prior to their appointment. We are also encouraging our patients, parents excorting their children, and caregivers to wear a mask to their scheduled appointments. We would be happy to provide a mask for those that do not have a mask available.

You will need to contact our office immediately if you have an upcoming appointment and have had a persisent cough, fever, or any flu-like symptoms in the past 21 days. If you have traveled to any areas highly effected by the COVID virus within the last two weeks, please contact our office. Also if you or a member of your family has been exposed to someone, you are aware of, that has tested positive for the COVID virus please call our office.

We understand that many of our new policies and procedures may pose an inconvience on our patients. We are doing all we can to provide a safe environment to our patients as well as protect our staff and families. 

 

  

Night Guards
 
Kenneth L.Westbrook, DDS, PA in Morehead City NC

Many people are afflicted with bruxism, or teeth grinding. Some people may do this consciously during the day, but it is a larger problem at night while you are asleep. Grinding your teeth can damage enamel, wear down teeth, cause jaw pain, or irritate your gums. The noise from teeth grinding can also disturb your spouse's sleep if loud enough.

If you grind your teeth you should consider a night guard. The night guard, which is very similar to a mouth guard worn by athletes, provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth while you sleep. All night guards are custom fitted for comfort and to allow for proper breathing. Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and have the night guard created by a dental lab. Night guards are very durable and can be used for up to 10 years.

There are also some things that you can do to try to stop teeth grinding. You can train your jaw to be free and easy rather than clenched. Refrain from chewing gum or on other objects like pens. You should also avoid alcoholic drinks and drinks with caffeine, as these can increase the likelihood you will grind your teeth. If you suspect you might be grinding your teeth at night set up an appointment with us today.

 
 
 
Morehead City Dentist | Night Guards. Kenneth L. Westbrook, DDS is a Morehead City Dentist.