Night Guards

Night Guards

Many people are affected by bruxism, or teeth grinding. Some people may do this knowingly during the day, but it is a larger problem when it is done while sleeping. Grinding your teeth can damage enamel, wear down teeth, cause jaw pain, and irritate your gums. The noise produced from teeth grinding can also disturb those around you.

If you grind your teeth, try considering a night guard. The night guard, which is similar to a mouth guard worn by athletes, provides a space between the top and bottom teeth while you sleep. All night guards are custom fitted for comfort. Night guards are durable and can be used for up to 10 years.

Futhermore, there are things that you can do to try to stop teeth grinding. Try to refrain from chewing gum or other objects like pens. You should also avoid alcoholic drinks and caffeine, as these will increase the likelihood of you grinding your teeth. If you suspect you might be grinding your teeth, make an appointment with us today.