Dental Night Guards
If you are one of the many people who have the tendency to grind or clench their teeth especially at night, you are putting your teeth at risk for erosion and damage. Bruxism is a serious reason for tooth problems and damage, and if it is left untreated, it can be a cause of a migraine, shoulder pain, and back and neck pains.
Grinding and clenching normally happen when the person is asleep, and is typically a result of anxiety, stress, or a sleeping disorder called sleep apnea. As of today, there is still no cure found to treat bruxism, but there are several ways to reduce it. Our dental experts recommend the use of a night guard. A night guard is a dental solution intended to help prevent teeth from grinding together. Night guards are an effective way to reduce bruxism and treating sleep apnea.
Our practice helps you with custom night guards made of high-quality material. These are made just for you by taking an impression of your teeth to ensure a comfortable fit.
The advantages of using a night guard
- Night guards can help reduce pain and headaches which are common among patients who suffer from Bruxism. They even experience painful jaw, teeth sensitivity, neck pain and many others. A night guard can help provide relief from the symptoms of bruxism and can help increase comfort for the patient wearing it because it can keep the upper and lower teeth from grinding together.
- Reduced pain and increased comfort offered by using night guards can improve the quality of your sleep. Night guards help your muscles relax because of the way that it is positioned in your mouth.
- With the use of a night guard, you can protect your teeth from getting damaged as the grinding and clenching will be prevented. This will also result in a better quality, health and appearance of your smile.
- Unconsciously grinding and clenching can definitely cause you unwanted costs and expenses in the end. Teeth clenching will only gradually destroy your teeth in time, and if this happens, many restorative dental procedures may be necessary so as to fix and restore the function and appearance of your damaged teeth. You do not necessarily have to wait until that happens when there is something you can do today to protect your teeth from damage and oral health issues.
- If you use a night guard, small spaces between your jaws can be created which will allow better breathing, and ultimately prevent or at least reduce snoring.
To get your custom night guard, call our practice at (414) 214-0866.