Safeguard Your Smile with
Night Guards for Teeth Grinding
Do you find yourself grinding teeth in your sleep? This unconscious habit, known as bruxism, can wreak havoc on your oral health. At Skyline Dental, we offer a solution – night guards. Our custom-designed night guards are tailored to protect your teeth and provide relief from teeth grinding and related issues.
Understanding Bruxism and Its Effects
Grinding teeth during sleep, scientifically termed bruxism, is a concerning dental condition. Often unnoticed until symptoms emerge, bruxism can lead to severe dental problems and impact your overall well-being.
Understanding Bruxism and Its Effects
Look out for these common signs:
Persistent jaw, facial, or ear pain
Waking up with a tense jaw
Frequent headaches or migraines
Noticing tooth enamel wear
Indentations on your tongue's sides
Increased tooth sensitivity
Discover the Power of Night Guards
Night guards are your defense against bruxism. These personalized oral appliances act as a barrier between your upper and lower teeth, absorbing the harmful effects of grinding. Our night guards are designed to:
Safeguard Your Teeth: Grinding teeth in sleep can lead to enamel erosion and sensitivity. Night guards create a protective cushion, shielding your teeth from damage.
Relieve TMJ Discomfort: Bruxism often causes jaw discomfort due to continuous clenching. Our night guards provide stability, helping relax jaw muscles and reducing discomfort.
Combat Headaches: Chronic grinding can trigger tension headaches. Our night guards minimize grinding impact, potentially alleviating headaches and migraines.
TMJ Mouth Guard and More
Skyline Dental offers personalized solutions. Whether you need a TMJ mouth guard or a specialized mouth guard for grinding teeth, we’ve got you covered. Our skilled team assesses your unique needs, crafting a night guard that fits seamlessly for optimal comfort and protection.
Embrace a Healthier Smile – Contact Us Today!
Don’t let teeth grinding compromise your oral health. Take action with our night guards. Skyline Dental is your partner in preserving your smile’s brilliance. If you’re grinding teeth in sleep or experiencing bruxism symptoms, reach out to us for a consultation. Safeguard your teeth, enhance your sleep, and protect your oral well-being.
Frequently Asked Questions
A night guard is a dental appliance designed to protect your teeth from the effects of teeth grinding or clenching, also known as bruxism. It helps alleviate jaw pain, headaches, and tooth wear caused by these actions during sleep.
The distinction lies in their intended purposes and usage scenarios. A mouth guard is primarily a protective gear used during sports and physical activities to shield teeth from potential impact and injury. It acts as a barrier, absorbing and distributing the force of blows to the mouth area. On the other hand, a night guard serves an entirely different function. It is worn during sleep to address bruxism – the unconscious grinding and clenching of teeth. This appliance prevents teeth from grinding against each other, offering relief from jaw pain, headaches, and tooth wear caused by nocturnal grinding. While both guards share the goal of safeguarding oral health, they cater to separate situations, with mouth guards focusing on sports-related protection and night guards addressing nighttime teeth grinding issues
Once the marking is completed, the actual contouring process will be done with a sanding disc or a fine diamond bur to reshape your teeth to the desired finish. Your teeth will be smoothed, polished, and will be looking better than ever in no time!
Common signs of bruxism include waking up with a sore jaw, experiencing frequent headaches, noticing flattened or chipped teeth, or being informed by a partner about the grinding noise during sleep.
Over-the-counter night guards are available, but they may not provide the same level of comfort and effectiveness as custom-fitted ones. A dentist can create a night guard tailored to your mouth, offering better protection and comfort.
Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth to create a mold, ensuring a precise fit. This mold is used to fabricate a night guard that suits your mouth’s unique shape. Custom night guards are more comfortable and offer superior results.
It might take a few nights to get used to wearing a night guard. Initially, you may experience some discomfort, but with time, most people adjust to the feeling of wearing the guard while sleeping.
If you wear dentures, you won’t need a night guard for your natural teeth. However, if you still experience bruxism or clenching, your dentist can recommend alternative solutions or adjustments to your dentures.