In a previous communication, I pointed out my strong feelings regarding the value of occlusal guards from the standpoint of preventing wear, mobility and restoration fractures. That being said, I would like you to be aware that there are online companies that the patient can be directed to in order to make their own night guards. Take a look at Google under the word Nightguards and you will be shocked to see what our patients are being exposed to. These inexpensive and obviously ineffective appliances have become our competition to the detriment of our patients. I strongly suggest you discuss this with your patients who may be seeking lower cost alternatives without understanding the risk they are taking.
Dr. Victor Sternberg
Thirty plus years of experience and continued education have reinforced both my commitment and my skills and thus enable me to provide maximum patient outcomes in a compassionate and comfortable manner.