Night Guard Specialist

Varinos Dental Associates

Cosmetic, Implant, and General Dentists located in Newburyport, Peabody, & Winthrop, MA

If you snore or grind your teeth when you sleep, a night guard can significantly improve your oral and overall health. Frank Varinos, DDS, Jemin Kim, DMD, and the friendly team of dentists at Varinos Dental Associates of Newburyport make custom night guards that are comfortable and help you get a better night’s rest. Get yours today by scheduling an appointment at one of they’re four conveniently located clinics in Newburyport, Peabody, Haverhill, and Winthrop, Massachusetts. Book your visit by calling your nearest office or scheduling an appointment online today.

Night Guard Q & A

What is a night guard?

night guardA night guard is a removable oral appliance that you wear in your mouth while you sleep. It’s custom-designed to fit snugly over your teeth and comfortably in your mouth. 

A night guard provides an easy, effective, and minimally invasive solution for treating a variety of oral conditions.


What conditions does a night guard treat?

The team at Varinos Dental Associates of Newburyport can fit you with a night guard to treat a number of issues, like:

Teeth grinding

Teeth grinding (bruxism) is a harmful condition where you grind your upper teeth against your lower ones. You might grind your teeth throughout the day, but many people also chronically grind them while they sleep at night.

Bruxism can severely damage your smile by prematurely and excessively wearing down the surfaces of your teeth and putting unnecessary stress on your jaw.

A night guard doesn’t stop you from grinding your teeth, but it does put a soft, cushioned barrier between your teeth so that your grinding does less damage to your smile.

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is a very serious sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing for extended periods throughout the night. It happens when the tissues in the back of your throat periodically collapse and obstruct your airway. 

Sleep apnea makes it very difficult for your body to get enough oxygen when your sleeping, which can significantly harm your health.

A night guard for sleep apnea gently pushes your lower jaw forward and keeps your tongue slightly elevated in your mouth so that your airway doesn’t become blocked. 

A night guard is a less invasive alternative to a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine that can make it much easier for you to get a good night’s rest.


How do I get a night guard?

The team at Varinos Dental Associates of Newburyport custom-design your night guard from an impression of your smile. 

Your dentist uses either dental putty or a 3D scanner to make your impression, and then sends it off to a lab that builds your night guard to fit perfectly and snugly over your teeth.

You can start using your night guard as soon as it comes back from the lab, which usually takes a week or so.

Get started with your night guard today by scheduling a consultation with the team at Varinos Dental Associates of Newburyport. You can book your visit by calling the office or using the convenient online scheduling tool.