If you suffer from bruxism (grinding and clenching of the teeth) or if you have a TMJ disorder, our dentists may recommend that you be fitted for a night guard. Night guards are custom made to fit your teeth and are often used to eliminate the pain associated with these conditions, as well as helping to prevent further problems from developing.
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. Many people who suffer from bruxism are unaware of the condition because it occurs while they sleep.