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.

Night Guards for Teeth Grinding at Acadia Family Dentistry in Thibodaux LA Area

Custom-made, comfortable nightguards for teeth grinding in Thibodaux, LA

If you find yourself waking up with a sore jaw, neck pain, headaches, or have teeth that are sensitive or unevenly worn, you may be one of the millions of Americans who clench and grind their teeth at night. Also called bruxism, this condition occurs in people of all ages and can either come and go in acute phases or occur chronically for months or years at a time. At Acadia Family Dentistry in Thibodaux, LA, Dr. Nhu Le can help you determine whether you are clenching and grinding. And provide you with a custom-made nightguard for teeth grinding to help protect your teeth and eliminate your bruxism symptoms.

Why wear a nightguard?

Why Wear a Nightguard at Acadia Family Dentistry in Thibodaux LA Area

If you have bruxism, getting a mouth guard for grinding teeth is an essential step towards alleviating any negative symptoms you may have due to the condition and protecting your teeth from damage. When you clench and grind your teeth, it places unnecessary force on your teeth and stresses your sensitive jaw joints, which can lead to issues such as:

  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Uneven wear and tear
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
  • Tooth pain and sensitivity
  • Jaw or neck pain
  • Chronic headaches
  • Poor quality sleep

A nightguard for teeth grinding reduces these stresses on your teeth, bone, and soft tissues to prevent you from suffering from painful and costly problems down the road.

Benefits of a custom-made nightguard

While you have likely seen over-the-counter nightguard options at your local grocery store or pharmacy, when it comes to comfort and protection, a custom-made nightguard is superior. We use professional-grade materials, and getting a nightguard is a simple two-step process. First, we take impressions of your mouth so that your nightguard can be custom made for a precise fit. Then, after it has been fabricated, you come back into the office, where we will check to make sure it fits well and feels comfortable. You only need to wear the nightguard while you sleep – it is discreet, portable, and convenient.

Call Acadia Family Dentistry to learn more about how a nightguard can help you at (985) 303-2920.

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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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