Night Guards: A Solution for Bruxism

A night guard, a specialized type of mouth guard, serves as a crucial tool in the treatment of bruxism, a condition characterized by teeth grinding and clenching. If you suspect you may have bruxism, or are diagnosed with this condition, our skilled dentist may recommend wearing a night guard to protect your teeth from damage while you sleep.

Signs of Bruxism

Teeth grinding and clenching can occur at any time but are most common at night. This leaves many people unaware that they are clenching and grinding your teeth. Recognizing the signs of bruxism is essential to identifying this condition. Common signs of bruxism include:

  • Chronic jaw, facial and ear pain
  • Waking up with a tired or tight sensation in the jaw
  • Frequent tension headaches and migraines
  • Excessive tooth wear
  • Chipped, flattened or cracked teeth
  • Notably eroded or worn tooth enamel, revealing the inner layers of the teeth
  • Indentations on the side of the tongue
  • Increased tooth sensitivity

How Night Guards Work

Night guards work to prevent the damage caused by clenching and grinding your teeth by providing a barrier between your upper and lower arches of teeth. This prevents and redistributes the grinding forces, protecting your teeth from any damage. Night guards are custom-made to fit your teeth and mouth perfectly, ensuring your comfort while also offering optimal protection for your smile.

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To learn more about night guards in Beverly Hills, California, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Daniel Charlton, please contact Beverly Hills Dental Arts Studio today at 310-274-7005.

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