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The Importance of Wearing a Mouthguard when Sleeping

When people think of mouthguards, they usually think of them as those that kids and adults wear while playing sports to protect their teeth from a rogue ball or a tackle gone wrong, but there are other reasons for using a mouthguard.

Mouthguards for Sleeping in Kirkland WA Area

The importance of using mouthguards when sleeping is noted by adults and children who have sleep apnea, snoring issues, or those who grind and clench their teeth while sleeping.

Benefits of Mouthguards

A mouthguard is usually made of hard or soft plastic, depending on the person’s needs and preferences who will be wearing it. It will cover the biting surface of the mouth and can be worn over the top or bottom arch of teeth. 

Since patients have various teeth patterns, at Kingsgate Dental in Kirkland, Washington, we offer custom-made mouthguards that fit correctly for each person by molding them into the perfect shape. That will also cut down on the chances of it being too bulky or very uncomfortable for the person who has to wear it every night while they sleep. A mouthguard is also known as a dental guard, nightguard, nocturnal bite plate, a bite splint, or even an occlusal guard.

Snore guards are used to move the jaw and tongue into comfortable positions that allow air to move freely as a person sleeps. Without the tongue or jaw getting in the way, the noise the others hear when a person snores will no longer happen. Snore guards are a great alternative to a CPAP machine that many people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea use.

A mouthguard can help prevent adults and children grind their teeth when they sleep since it fits over the teeth. The mouthguard protects the teeth from damage, bone loss, pain, and discomfort for anyone who grinds their teeth while sleeping. Sometimes teens with braces will also use a mouthguard at night to protect their teeth and braces from any grinding that may occur while sleeping.


Mouthguards for Sleeping in Kirkland, Washington

If you are looking for mouthguards in Kirkland, Washington, Dr. Ann Kelley and her staff at Kingsgate Dental have garnered rave reviews from patients about the mouthguards they offer. 

They will ensure that the mouthguard you are prescribed fits correctly with the use of lightweight custom-made oral appliances that are easy to wear and care for throughout your experience. They also strive to offer cost-effective mouthguards to protect the teeth from further damage while eliminating the need for extensive dental work in the future. Call Kingsgate Dental at (425) 385-0080 to schedule an appointment.

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Dr. Ann Kelley is a graduate of the Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska. She highly values the comfort of her patients, and places the needs of the patient above her convenience. Her dental clinic is built to bring the best and most comfortable dental experience to all her patients. She builds relationships with her patients based on trust and always acts to safeguard this trust.

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 - 5 Star Rating Review I have gone to Kingsgate Dental for about two years now, and every experience has been excellent. Dr. Kelley is very knowledgeable and very thorough with her analysis of the issues that I have faced with my teeth. The staff is polite and always happy to answer any questions that I have and give me pointers to improve my dental hygiene. I will continue to go to Kingsgate Dental/Dr Kelley for years to come.
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 - 5 Star Rating Review By Kathy W Dr. Kelley and her staff are a treasure. State of the art equipment, As a past Dental Administrator for a very large practice in Lynnwood, am soo happy to know that Dr. Kelley, her hygenists who have been there for over 20 years, are bar none the most indepth and through a cleaning as you would ever find. I have never felt more then a slight prick when getting novocaine. Between numbing the gum and gentle procedure they also offer nitroux, for us real scaredy cats. Music, neck pillows and blankets all make the experience truly enjoyable. I had gone too many years neglecting my teeth and found through Tammy, my hygenist and Dr. Kelley they were able to put together a plan to save the teeth they could and design partials for the ones I could not afford to save. I am a small business owner with no insurance and yet they came up with a plan that I am so happy with. I am without any infection, so much healthier and the partials Dr. Kelley designed are like a second skin. From Jackie and MaryAnn at the front desk to the assistants, hygenists and Dr. Kelley you will be in professional and caring hands. I recommend to all my family and friends.
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 - 5 Star Rating Review By dixy i Great experience. Dr. Kelley and her staff made me feel less anxious about the whole thing. Great job on the crown too! I've already recommended two friends! If I was staying in the Seattle area I'd definitely return.
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