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 and wear down teeth, cause jaw pain, or irritate your gums. The noise from teeth grinding can also disturb the sleep of those around you.

If you grind your teeth you should consider a night guard. The night guard, which is very similar to a mouth guard worn by athletes, is very durable and provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth while you sleep. All night guards are custom fitted for comfort and to allow for proper breathing while asleep. Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and have the night guard created by a dental lab. If used and cared for correctly, night guards can be used for up to 10 years.

There are also some things that you can do to try to stop grinding your teeth. You can train your jaw to be free and relaxed rather than clenched. Refrain from chewing gum or on other objects, like pens. You should also avoid alcoholic and caffeinated beverages, 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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