Do you grind your teeth at night?
If so, you’ll want to schedule an appointment with your dentist to discuss getting a mouth guard for teeth grinding.
A night guard is a removable oral appliance that forms a protective barrier between your upper and lower teeth while you sleep. Many of our patients are unaware they grind or clench teeth until their dentist discovers the signs during a routine exam.
Signs of teeth grinding include:
- Worn tooth enamel
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Jaw pain (especially upon waking)
- Facial pain
- Disrupted sleep
Benefits Of Night Guards
The best way to stop grinding teeth is to get a custom night guard. During your first appointment with us, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth to send to the lab. When you return for your second appointment, your teeth grinding guard will be ready. Before you leave, your dentist might make slight adjustments to the fit so you’ll be able to sleep and breathe comfortably while wearing your night guard.
A night guard will help you save money in the long run by reducing your risk of needing expensive dental work. It’s much less expensive to get a mouth guard for teeth grinding than it is to replace a deeply fractured tooth.
To schedule your appointment with one of our Livonia dentists, call Livonia Family Smiles at (734) 525-6100.