Who Needs a Night Guard?
Night guards are plastic oral devices designed to fit over the teeth to protect them from nighttime teeth grinding. This is a condition also known as bruxism. If left untreated, the hard and soft tissues of the mouth and jaw can be damaged. Bruxism can lead to jaw pain, tooth pain or sensitivity, damaged teeth, headaches, and interrupted sleep. Bruxism can occur in both children and adults, and when it is diagnosed, the best preventative step to take is to talk to your dentist about a professional-grade night guard.
How Are Night Guards Made?
Night guards created by dentists are specifically fitted to your teeth. After taking impressions of your teeth, we send the information to a dental laboratory, where they will create your custom night guard from durable, safe materials. Once we have your night guard back, we’ll have you come back into our offices to make sure it’s a great fit and send you off with care tips for your new oral appliance.
Get a Dentist-Quality Nightguard
High-quality night guards can offer you long-term protection for your oral health. If tooth grinding or bruxism is affecting you or your child, schedule an appointment with our dentists today. We can help you learn more about how they work, whether they’re a good option, and whether your health insurance will cover part or all of the costs.