If you find yourself waking up with jaw pain and headaches or find that your teeth have become damaged over time, then you may be grinding your teeth at night. Night guards are a great solution to teeth grinding and clenching and will even protect your teeth from further damage.
Why Night Guards?
Medically known as bruxism, teeth grinding erodes the enamel that covers a layer of dentin. The dentin layer in turn protects the nerves and vessels in your teeth.
The causes of bruxism are varied, but it is a tightening of the jaw muscles that makes teeth grind or clench. This can occur due to stress, a genetic predisposition to grinding, certain medications, and even to misalignment of your teeth.
Night guards help protect against the damage caused by bruxism and the loss of enamel, including:
- Yellowed teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Broken teeth
- Receding gums
Night guards are made for a custom fit, and especially designed to ease the pressure of bruxism while you are sleeping. They can even be made to fit over braces and can be used by adults, as well as children. Our team will make sure your night guards are comfortable, durable, and easy to clean.
With night guards, you’ll be able to keep your smile bright and healthy!
Do You Need Night Guards in Fremont?
We work with each of our patients to discuss the details of your treatment and any possible alternatives. To schedule an appointment, contact us at (510) 790-0590!