A night guard is a special type of mouthguard that is used to treat bruxism, or teeth grinding and clenching. If our dentist or team suspect that you suffer from bruxism, we may recommend a nightguard to protect your teeth from damage and prevent teeth grinding while you sleep.
Many people who suffer from bruxism are unaware of the condition because it occurs while they sleep. Common signs of nighttime teeth clenching and grinding include:
● Chronic jaw pain, facial pain, and ear pain.● Awakening with a tired or tight feeling in the jaw.● Frequent tension headaches and migraines.● Excessive tooth wear, leading to chipped, flattened, cracked or very worn teeth.● Extremely worn tooth enamel, exposing the inner layers of the tooth.● Indentations on the side of the tongue.● Increased tooth sensitivity.