Sunshine Family Dental is committed to helping you maintain your oral health. Among the services we provide at our practice is the creation of night guards.
What is a Night Guard?
A night guard is a custom-fitted appliance that is worn while you sleep to help protect your teeth from grinding and clenching. Teeth grinding, or bruxism is a condition that can cause significant damage to your teeth over time. It can lead to soreness and jaw pain, as well as damage to your enamel and an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease. A night guard can help reduce the impact of teeth grinding and provide protection against the damaging effects of the condition.
How Does a Night Guard Work?
A night guard is designed to fit snugly over your teeth and cushion the impact of grinding. The guard works by creating a barrier between your upper and lower teeth, preventing them from coming into contact with one another and absorbing the force of the grinding. The guard also helps to realign your bite, reducing the tension that can lead to teeth grinding.
Who Needs a Night Guard?
If you suffer from teeth grinding or clenching, then a night guard can help protect your teeth from damage and help you get a better night’s sleep. You may also benefit from a night guard if you have a misaligned bite or suffer from jaw pain or headaches.
What are the Benefits of a Night Guard?
A night guard helps to protect your teeth from damage caused by grinding and clenching and can help to reduce soreness and jaw pain. It can also help to realign your bite and reduce the tension that can lead to teeth grinding.
At Sunshine Family Dentistry, we will work with you to create a custom night guard that is comfortable and fits your mouth perfectly. Please contact us today to learn more about night guards and to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthy smile for life.