Covid-19 Health Update

Acadia Family Dentistry considers the health and safety of our patients and staff as our highest priority. We have implemented some additional precautionary measures apart from the universal precautions to ensure the health and well-being of everyone. Some of these measures are:
  • Scheduling high-risk patients at designated times
  • Subjecting all patients to a temperature scan at the entrance to ensure their temperatures are below 100.4 degrees.
  • Disinfecting reception room, check-in and check-out countertops and bathrooms every hour, and wiping doorknobs and sinks with disinfectant regularly.
  • Hydrogen peroxide rinses provided before treatment begins.
  • All patients will call to notify staff of their arrivals and wait in the car until they are ready to be seen.
  • Removing magazines, toys, and non-essential items from the reception room.
  • Practicing social distancing: which includes no handshaking and hugging.

Where to Get Dental Nightguards in Thibodaux Area

Where to Get Dental Nightguards in Thibodaux

Teeth grinding is a fairly common condition medically referred to as bruxism. This condition is more common in children, but reliable research also points out that at least 1 of 10 adults also suffer from it. Bruxism not only causes discomfort but can lead to a myriad of dental issues in the future. The most popular remedy for the condition is dental nightguards. You can get your dental nightguards in Thibodaux at Acadia Family Dentistry. Dr. Nhu Le has years of experience in the field.

What Is a Dental Nightguard?

A dental night guard is a plastic appliance or mouthguard for grinding teeth. Since teeth grinding happens as you sleep, you are supposed to wear this plastic appliance in your mouth before going to bed. Dr. Nhu Le states that a dental nightguard’s primary purpose is to absorb the pressure of the teeth grinding. Thus, it reduces the damage that the grinding causes on the enamel of the teeth. A worn-out enamel usually results in dental problems like:

  • Increased teeth sensitivity
  • Cracked or chipped teeth
  • Painful or locked jaws

Most of these issues would need you to undergo comprehensive restorative dental treatments to overcome.

Treating Bruxism

Acadia Family Dentistry makes customized dental nightguards in Thibodaux, but this is only half the treatment. The dental clinic also goes out of its way to address the underlying issue. Dr. Nhu Le points out that teeth grinding can be caused by sleep apnea, a sleeping disorder that causes breathing difficulties. The body often reacts to breathing difficulties through reflex mechanisms in an attempt to reopen the airway.

The reflex mechanism involves the lower jaw moving forward to reopen the airways, which leads to teeth grinding. Our dental clinic in Thibodaux also treats sleep apnea to stop teeth grinding. The treatment for this sleeping disorder involves wearing a small device in the mouth, which helps keep the airway open as you sleep.

Acadia Family Dentistry in Thibodaux offers class-leading dental services, including treatment to stop teeth grinding. You can reach the clinic through (985) 303-2920 for new patients and (985) 446-2888 for existing patients to book an appointment.

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Dr. Nhu Le, DMD

Dr. Nhu Le, DMD - Acadia Family Dentistry

Dr. Nhu Le believes that her patients deserve the best dental care and treats them like family.

She attended high school in Iowa, obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, graduated from dental school at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, South Florida, and completed her General Practice Residency at the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. She worked for a group practice in Orlando, Florida for three years before moving to Southeast Louisiana and to New Orleans. She is currently following dental curriculum at Kois Center.

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