Do you think you're grinding your teeth at night or have a sore jaw when you wake up?
Why you might need a nightguard
Why Should I Need a Nightguard?
Sleep bruxism is when you grind, gnash, or clench your teeth while sleeping. Because you could have sleep bruxism and not realise it until difficulties arise, it’s critical to be aware of the signs and symptoms of bruxism and to seek frequent dental care.
- Flattened, broken, or chipped teeth
- Worn-looking tooth enamel
- Sensitive teeth or toothache
- Soreness, achy, or tight jaw and facial muscles
- Pain that feels like an earache
Protecting your jaw
How Can I Help Protect My Teeth & Jaw?
Having a dental nightguard manufactured is one of the most common ways to protect yourself from the damage caused by teeth grinding. A dental night guard is like a mouthguard in appearance. They’re made to keep your upper and lower teeth separated to prevent clenching and grinding from causing damage. They can be made of hard acrylic or soft materials, and they can be worn on either your upper or lower teeth.
This Is What You Should Expect At a Consultation:
- Your dentist will examine the damage caused by bruxism to your teeth and take impressions for a nightguard.
- The nightguard will then be custom-made to fit your teeth, ensuring that they are comfortable and that you can sleep while wearing them.