It can be beneficial to use a guard, or covering, to protect your teeth from grinding while sleeping. Similar to how a mouth guard protects teeth during sports, this layer prevents damage to the teeth that can occur naturally.
A properly fitted night guard shifts the jaw and teeth into proper alignment, which can alleviate jaw tension, headaches, pain, and other symptoms of temporomandibular joint syndrome.
There are a wide variety of different types of mouth guards, ranging from pre-formed pieces to ones that are custom fitted to your teeth and jaws.
Some of these can even be formed at home through a boil-and-bite process.
Typically these mouth guards cover your upper teeth only, but in certain instances they are used for the lower teeth as well.
Grinding of teeth can be a serious problem that does major damage to your teeth, so wearing a night guard is an effective way to prevent this damage.
If you have questions about Night Guards or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us today at (916) 736-2801!
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