Put an end to the unwanted effects of nighttime teeth clenching and grinding with an oral appliance custom-made for you by our Southgate, MI, dentists. Night guards consist of a hard acrylic resin that was created using an impression of your teeth. They fit just like a sports mouth guard might but are worn only while you sleep to keep your upper and lower teeth from touching and becoming damaged.
Keep reading to learn more about why our dentists may recommend you wear a night guard.
Also known as bite splints, night guards are designed to protect and cushion teeth. By creating this cushioning effect, night guards effectively distribute the forces generated by grinding and clenching, reducing the risk of tooth wear, chipping, and fractures.
Additionally, night guards help alleviate jaw pain, headaches, and muscle tension commonly associated with bruxism, as they provide a more relaxed and balanced position for the jaw during sleep. Through regular use, night guards play a crucial role in preserving the integrity of teeth and supporting overall oral health by mitigating the harmful effects of bruxism and promoting a better night’s sleep.
Obviously, if you wake up and catch yourself grinding or clenching your teeth, that’s a major indicator that you may suffer from bruxism. Other symptoms are a bit more generalized but if you notice them enough, it’s worth bringing up your concerns with our dentists. We’ll take a closer look at your smile for signs of wear and ask you a few screening questions.
If you’re reporting some of the symptoms above, our dentists serving Southgate and Greater Detroit, MI, may have you fitted for a personalized night guard. Call Northline Dental today at (734) 284-8088 to request an appointment and get rolling with next steps.
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