Teeth Grinding and Night Guards
Protect Your Teeth with a Night Guard
Ever have someone tell you that they heard you grinding your teeth? Maybe your significant other can hear it while you are sleeping? Or perhaps you’ve woken up with headaches, tooth sensitivity, jaw discomfort or even tint cracks or chips in your teeth? If so, it’s time for a night guard.
Prevent Tooth Damage
Studies show that dental night guards can protect teeth and prevent tooth wear. They do so by acting as a barrier between the upper and lower teeth, absorbing a majority of the force being applied when you are grinding and clenching your teeth. A large portion of the population experience some form of grinding and clenching—especially while asleep—and most people with bruxism (tooth grinding and clenching) don’t exhibit any immediate symptoms. However, patients who do grind their teeth show wear on their teeth and gum line that indicates the problem, often before they become symptomatic.
Edward F. Huster, DDS | Exquisite Restorative Dentistry
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