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 or clenching are common and cause many oral health concerns like losing enamel and increasing teeth sensitivity.

    Grinding also causes existing fillings, crowns, or veneers to become damaged and your teeth to break or chip. Clinching can cause notching in the teeth at the gum line and/or gum recession. Wearing a custom nightguard to bed will protect your teeth from these issues. We do not recommend an over-the-counter nightguard, as they can promote TMJ pain or discomfort and/or muscle pain and fatigue.

  • Reduces Jaw Tension and Pain

    Clenching your jaw in your sleep puts tension on the temporomandibular joint or TMJ, leading to discomfort. The dental guard is made specifically for your teeth to fit comfortably and avoid that tightness to the TMJ associated with clenching.

  • 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 fatigue, jaw aches, earaches, and neck pain. Having a custom-made nightguard can help prevent these issues.

  • Prevents Snoring

    Your jaw position can either facilitate or restrict breathing while you sleep. When the nightguard is in place, your top and bottom row of teeth remain slightly separated, opening up your airway and decreasing snoring.

  • Saves You Money

    The damage that teeth grinding and clenching cause is costly. As the years go by, your teeth  become more and more severely damaged. It is best to catch it before it starts and getting the preventative measures that will save your smile and wallet!  

Are You Interested in Nightguards in Phoenix, Arizona?

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