Prevention is an important step in caring for our teeth. Quite frequently our patients will ask us what they can do to further protect their teeth. The following is information regarding different mouth devices that can be worn and when they might be necessary.
Stress can cause us to clench and grind our teeth together, resulting in numerous dental and whole body challenges. Wearing a night guard is an effective dental device that is worn to prevent damage to your teeth. A night guard is designed to protect your teeth from unnecessary wear and fractures caused by clenching and grinding that happens primarily in your sleep. A night guard also helps reduce the effects of TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorders) soreness that can occur in your jaw. However, some people unknowingly clench and grind throughout the day also and may even require an additional guard to wear during the day.
Our night guards are custom designed to fit over your teeth precisely and can be made in different materials to accommodate your needs. They can be adjusted as needed and are designed to last a long time.