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Dental Night Guards: Enhancing Dental Health and Expanding Practice Revenue

Posted by Bill Williams on Aug 7, 2023 6:00:00 AM
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Maintaining good oral health goes beyond regular brushing and flossing. Many people unknowingly suffer from bruxism, a condition characterized by teeth grinding or clenching during sleep. Dental night guards, also known as occlusal splints, offer a simple yet effective solution to protect teeth, prevent damage, and alleviate associated symptoms. Moreover, dentists can leverage the provision of dental night guards as an additional revenue source while benefiting their patients' overall dental well-being.


Importance of Dental Night Guards:

  1. Girl-in-bed-with-night-guardProtection against Teeth Grinding: Night guards act as a protective barrier, absorbing the force generated by teeth grinding or clenching, thereby preventing wear and tear on teeth.
  1. Alleviating Jaw Pain and Headaches: Bruxism often leads to jaw pain, headaches, and even facial muscle soreness. Night guards help reduce these symptoms by providing cushioning and minimizing stress on the jaw joint.
  1. Preserving Dental Work: For patients with restorations like crowns, bridges, or dental implants, night guards play a crucial role in preserving their investment by minimizing the risk of damage caused by grinding.


Expanding Practice Revenue:

  1. Increased Patient Base: Dental night guards offer an opportunity to attract new patients seeking relief from bruxism-related issues. Promoting the availability of night guards can help dentists tap into a wider demographic, ranging from young adults to older individuals.
  1. Customization and Professional Expertise: Dentists can leverage their expertise to create custom-fit night guards tailored to each patient's specific needs. This personalized approach adds value to the service and differentiates it from over-the-counter options. Pittman Dental Laboratory also offers Comfort Soft night guards in different colors, Clear, Blue, Green, and Pink. Many times, night guards are accidentally lost, misplaced, or broken because they can be hard to see. The Blue, Green, Pink options gives the patient a bright color so that is easily seen and identifiable.

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Blue Night Guard
Green Night Guard
Pink Night Guard


3. Comprehensive Dental Health Approach: By offering dental night guards, dentists reinforce their commitment to holistic oral health care. It allows them to build trust and strengthen patient relationships, leading to increased loyalty and potential referrals.


Dental night guards are an essential tool for protecting teeth, alleviating symptoms, and promoting optimal oral health. By incorporating Pittman Dental Laboratory night guards into their practice, dentists not only provide a valuable solution to their patients but also open avenues for generating additional revenue. The combination of expertise, customization, and a comprehensive dental health approach enables dentists to address a wider range of patient needs while establishing themselves as trusted professionals in the field.  Select the type and color of the night guard by downloading the Pittman Dental Laboratory Appliance Script from our Doctor Portal or simply select the night guard and color on the Pittman RxUpload Digital Script portal.

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