Signs that You Might Need a Night Guard
If you believe you may be prone to night-time or unconscious teeth grinding, using a night guard could be essential in protecting your dental health. Grinding teeth and clenching jaws are strongly associated with adverse side effects, including visible wear, jaw pain, and headaches. While it’s likely that you’re not aware that you’ve developed a bruxism habit, a roommate or partner might notice. Plus, your dentist can check for signs of bruxism at dental appointments.
Advantages of Night Guards
A night guard is an effective preventative measure to keep your teeth safe from the wear and tear caused by frequent clenching and grinding. Wearing a night guard while you sleep can help protect your teeth against chipping, fracturing, or other damage. Also, it can reduce jaw pain and headaches associated with bruxism by serving as a physical reminder not to clench the jaw.
How It Works
Our night guards are custom-made to fit the wearer comfortably so that you won’t be sacrificing comfort for health with this reliable remedy. The fabrication process starts with an impression taken of your unique bite, which is then used to create a night guard from thin plastic material. The night guard is precision cut and shaped to fit comfortably in the mouth, with smooth edges, so there won’t be any irritation from contact with the gums or tongue. Working closely with your dentist ensures that the night guard fits securely and snugly against all areas of the teeth for complete protection against further damage.