Do you grind your teeth at night? Many of our patients are unaware that they grind their teeth until their routine oral examination.
Just like a sports mouth guard protects athletes who play contact sports, a sleeping mouth guard protects your smile from the forces exerted on your teeth and jaws from bruxism. If you suspect you grind your teeth at night, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our Holland dentist as soon as possible.
Signs you grind or clench teeth include:
- Jaw pain
- Ear pain
- Worn tooth enamel
- Chipped or fractured teeth
Benefits Of Night Guards
A night guard is an oral appliance you wear while you sleep that prevents teeth grinding by forming a protective barrier between your upper and lower teeth. You might be surprised by how much of a difference a teeth grinding guard can make in just a few weeks. Instead of waking up with jaw pain and headaches, you can actually get a restful night’s sleep.
Night guards can be used for up to 10 years!
A dental night guard not only helps you sleep better at night, but can actually help you save money in the long run. A night mouth guard costs significantly less than what it would cost to restore a fractured or worn tooth.
Our Holland night guard dentist at David Oswald DDS is dedicated to helping patients protect their smiles from nighttime teeth grinding. To schedule an appointment with our dentist, call our office at (616) 392-2587.