What Is a Night Guard?
A night guard is a removable dental appliance that is used to keep your teeth from grinding while you sleep. Similar to athletic mouth guards, night guards provide a barrier between your top and bottom teeth to prevent any damage that may occur from bruxism. In order to ensure both safety and comfort while you sleep, your night guard is custom made for you and only you.
What Are the Benefits of Night Guards?
Your night guard helps protect your smile from the negative effects of bruxism. It specifically shields your teeth from wear and tear, enamel damage, gum irritation, jaw pain, and more.
Do I Need a Night Guard?
You may be suffering from bruxism and can benefit from a night guard if you experience any of these symptoms:
- Dull migraine or headache
- Jaw soreness or pain
- Tooth sensitivity
- Mouth sores
- Inflamed gums
- Neck or shoulder pain
If you think that you might be suffering from nighttime teeth grinding, you can sleep soundly again. Contact Family Dentistry of Boynton Beach to request an appointment for your custom fit night guard today.