Night Guards Gardena, CA
Our dentists could suggest a night guard if you frequently wake up feeling fatigued and in pain – which can be caused by clenching and grinding your teeth while sleeping. These night guards are molded to your teeth and protect you from the damaging effects of grinding your teeth all night.
What is a Night Guard?
A night guard is a special type of mouth guard that is used to treat bruxism, or teeth grinding and clenching. If our dentist suspects that you suffer from bruxism, we may recommend a night guard to protect your teeth from damage and prevent teeth grinding while you sleep. This night guard will be custom made to fit your smile comfortably, allowing you to sleep peacefully while protecting your smile.
When Do You Need a Night Guard?
Bruxism is a condition in which you grind, gnash or clench your teeth. If you are unsure whether or not you have bruxism, but suffer from pain or headaches, a quick dental examination can determine if a night guard would be beneficial.
Signs of bruxism may include
- Tension headaches/migraines
- Awakening tired with a tight jaw
- Tooth wear/enamel wear
- Side tongue indentations
- Continuing jaw, facial or ear pain