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Night Guards

Many people are afflicted with bruxism, or teeth grinding. Some people may do this consciously during the day, but it is a larger problem at night while you are asleep. Grinding your teeth can damage enamel, wear down teeth, cause jaw pain, or irritate your gums. The noise from teeth grinding can also disturb your spouse’s sleep if loud enough.

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Did you know…

That some of the symptoms of teeth grinding include: dull headaches, jaw soreness, teeth that are painful or loose and fractured teeth.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I consider using a night guard?

You may want to consider suing a night guard if you grind you teeth while sleeping. The night guard, which is very similar to a mouth guard worn by athletes, provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth while you sleep.

What should I expect during my dental appointment?

All night guards are custom fitted for comfort and to allow for proper breathing. During your appointment, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and have the night guard created by a dental lab. Night guards are very durable and can be used for up to 10 years.

Is there anything else I can do to prevent bruxism?

Yes, you can train your jaw to be free and easy rather than clenched. Refrain from chewing gum or on other objects like pens. You should also avoid alcoholic drinks and drinks with caffeine, as these can increase the likelihood you will grind your teeth. If you suspect you might be grinding your teeth at night set up an appointment with us today.

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