If you notice the signs of teeth grinding, you may benefit from a custom night guard.
Do you suffer from bruxism, or grinding and clenching of the teeth? Wondering if a night guard might be the solution? An appointment with Dr. Deines, Dr. Huffman, Dr. Clark or Dr. Younger can help us assess your symptoms and whether you will benefit from this dental appliance.
A night guard is a special type of mouth guard that is used to treat bruxism, or teeth grinding and jaw clenching. If our dentist suspects that you suffer from bruxism, a night guard can protect your teeth from damage and prevent teeth grinding while you sleep. Many people who suffer from bruxism are unaware of the condition because it occurs while they sleep. Common signs of nighttime teeth grinding include:
Chronic jaw, facial and ear pain
Awakening with a tired or tight feeling in the jaw
Frequent tension headaches and migraines
Excessive tooth wear, leading to chipped, flattened, cracked or very worn teeth
Extremely worn tooth enamel, exposing the inner layers of the tooth
Indentations on the side of the tongue
Increased tooth sensitivity
If you notice signs of bruxism, a night guard may help. Your night guard is unique to you and will be custom made to fit your smile. We will ensure your night guard fits comfortably – so it can effectively prevent teeth grinding and clenching, allowing you to sleep peacefully while protecting your smile.
Contact us today to learn more about night guards and how we can prevent teeth grinding – or schedule an appointment for a consultation.
We look forward to improving your rest, comfort and dental health.