Wearing a night guard has many benefits

Nightguards act like protective shields for your teeth while you sleep, safeguarding against unconscious teeth grinding that can damage your smile and disrupt your peaceful slumber. If you experience teeth grinding or tend to wake up with jaw aches, contact our office to discuss your options and find out if nightguards are right for you.

What Are The Benefits of Wearing a Nightguard?

  • Prevents Tooth Damage

    A nightguard ensures that your top and bottom teeth have no contact while you sleep. Teeth grinding/clinching is common and causes an abundance of problems, and usually unaware that you are grinding/clinching your teeth while you sleep. Grinding causes teeth to lose enamel. Enamel loss leads to over-sensitive teeth. Grinding also causes existing fillings/crowns/veneers to become damaged, and for your teeth to break or chip. Clinching can cause notching in the teeth at the gumline and/or gum recession. To protect your teeth from these issues, it’s best to wear a custom nightguard while sleeping. We do not recommend an Over-The-Counter nightguard, as they can promote TMJ pain/ discomfort and/or muscle pain and fatigue.

  • Reduces Jaw Tension and Pain

    Another common thing that we do without control in our sleep is clenching our jaw. The jaw joint that undergoes tension is the temporomandibular joint or TMJ. When your jaw joint is not correctly aligned, it is referred to as temporomandibular joint dysfunction or TMD. Wearing a nightguard reduces jaw tension, pain, and stress. The dental guard is made specifically for your teeth so that it fits as comfortable as possible.    

  • Prevents Headaches

    If you’ve been waking up with headaches, you might be grinding and clenching your teeth while you sleep. Excessive grinding and clenching of your teeth can cause muscle fatigues, jaw aches, earaches, and neck pain. Having a custom made nightguard can help prevent these issues.

  • Prevents Snoring

    When your jaw is clenched, it creates breathing problems such as snoring. When the nightguard is in place, it keeps your top and bottom jaws separated which increases the amount of air that you are able to breathe in while sleeping. The increase in air improves your breathing and decreases snoring.

  • Saves You Money

    The damage that teeth grinding and clenching causes are costly. As the years go by, your teeth become more and more severely damaged. It is best to catch it before it starts or at the first signs of it. Catching it in the early phases will save you money and damage down the road.

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