A night guard is a plastic mouthpiece that you wear over your teeth while you sleep. They prevent damage to the teeth, gums, and jaw. They also help reduce jaw pain. At All Smile Dental, Dr. Singh suggests using a night guard for numerous reasons:
Grinding your teeth can damage the enamel, wear down your fillings and fracture your teeth or restorations. A night guard can protect your teeth from these harmful effects of bruxism by absorbing most of the force. If you experience jaw pain as a result of grinding your teeth at night, a night guard can be an effective treatment option.
Dr. Singh also offers bite guards in addition to our night guards if you suffer from TMJ disorder. They will provide the same benefits as the night guard and protect your teeth from the effects of teeth grinding.
Additionally, wearing these oral appliances can help prevent headaches caused by tension in your facial muscles due to teeth grinding. If you wake up with headaches regularly, this may be related to teeth grinding. In extreme cases, teeth grinding can even lead to painful migraine headaches that last for several days.
If your jaw regularly aches or is tender when you touch it, you may be grinding your teeth in your sleep without even knowing it. This clenching and grinding can wear down enamel and cause other serious problems if left unaddressed. A night guard can relieve pressure from your jaw while you sleep and protect your teeth from further damage down the road.
In addition to reducing pain and protecting your smile, wearing a night guard can also improve your bite alignment and prevent the need for future orthodontic work. Don’t let this common problem go unchecked because you assume there’s nothing you can do about it. Get a solution to protect your smile and your health! Our friendly staff at All Smile Dental is happy to answer your questions and help you find a solution that fits your needs and your budget.
If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to speak with our All Smile Dental team right away to get the dental care you need to protect your smile and prevent more serious damage from occurring!
All Smile Dental is here to give you the best oral tips and help you restore your smile. You can book an appointment with our dentist in Turlock, CA, at the dental office by calling (209) 668-3736 or our dentist in Modesto, CA, at the dental office by calling (209) 409-8839.