Night Guard Dentist Can Help to Eliminate the Symptoms of Teeth Grinding

Night GuardIf you are constantly feeling under stress at work and at home, visit a night guard dentist. While that may sound like a strange combination, it can save your teeth and prevent headaches. Many people do not realize that when they have stress, the chance of clenching or grinding teeth at night only increases. In times of particularly high stress, people will often wake up with a bad headache or severe face, neck or jaw pain. If this sounds like you, then it is time to visit the dentist.

We will start by examining your teeth to see if there are any signs of teeth grinding. The typical signs of teeth grinding can include the teeth being chipped or worn down as the enamel starts to come off. In extreme cases, it will be possible to visually identify that the patient is grinding the teeth. Minor cases of teeth grinding may only be noticeable to us; during your examination. If we believe that you are grinding or clenching at night, we will recommend wearing a night guard.

As a night guard dentist, we can prevent teeth grinding and the headaches that come with it. We will provide you with a removable oral appliance to wear at night. The process is non-invasive and fairly simplistic. We will begin by making an impression of your teeth to create a custom night guard. It will be made out of soft plastic that surrounds both your upper and lower teeth in a similar fashion to that of a full retainer. The main difference between a retainer and a night guard is that a night guard will prevent your teeth from touching. We will design the night guard in such a way as to hold the teeth in place. By simply wearing the guard at night, your teeth grinding will stop and so will the resulting discomfort.

Night Guard Everett

The benefits of a night guard are instantaneous, and many people report feeling better the next morning after wearing it for the first time. Since it is such a small device, it is entirely portable, you can travel with it or slip it in after the lights go out. There is no bulky chord or machinery to worry about with a night guard, simply a retainer-like device that you slip into your mouth. We recommend that our patients wear it on a regular basis if their symptoms are severe. Those that have intense jaw pain, for example, will benefit best from using the guard every night and will typically notice a difference if they stop for even one day.

If, however, you are experiencing the headaches or jaw pain during stressful times only, you may need to wear the guard during particular seasons of life, rather than every night. If this is the case, you should be able to tell when to wear it based on how you feel upon waking up. At the first sign of a headache or discomfort, you should pull out the night guard and use it again. As a night guard dentist, we will ensure that it fits perfectly so that regardless of whether you wear it nightly or occasionally, you will feel comfortable and be able to sleep without disruption while simultaneously protecting your teeth.

Live in Everett, MA and have questions about night guards? Give us a call at (617) 826-6075.

Recent Posts

How Night Guards Prevent Excess Wear On Teeth

Bruxism is the medical term that refers to grinding the teeth during sleep, something which night guards may help prevent. Grinding is not just annoying but can also cause damage to the teeth, as well as a variety of other health problems. A dentist can perform an exam to determine the extent of the damage…

Sleep Tight, Don't Let Your Teeth Grind All Night

For anyone who grinds his or her teeth at night, there are possible options for at-home treatment. Grinding teeth can wear down the tooth enamel and cause jaw pain. Since the teeth grinding occurs at night, it can be difficult for the individual to prevent it without extra assistance. We can determine your specific needs…

Teeth Grinding Can Lead To Unrestful Sleep

Call us for more info on night guards and to see if that form of treatment is right for you.Night guards are a form of retainer that prevents your teeth from grinding while you sleep. We will customize the night guard to fit your teeth for a more comfortable experience and effective treatment.Night GuardsAt GK…

Save Your Teeth By Wearing Mouth Guards At Night

A patient's dentist may recommend custom mouth guards to reduce the effects of bruxism and help prevent long-term tooth damage. Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is a common cause of headaches, jaw pain and similar symptoms. It also can increase a patient's risk for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome, a condition that may cause jaw joint pain,…


Recent Posts

Who Is A Candidate For Dentures?

Who Is A Candidate For Dentures?

Dentures offer a great way to replace your missing teeth. The main reason people get dentures is tooth loss. Many people lose teeth due to periodontal disease, poor oral care, or natural aging. Other common causes include severe tooth decay, facial or jaw injury, or tooth extraction. Although dentures are usually used to replace missing…

Gum Care When You Have Dentures

Gum Care When You Have Dentures

Dentures give many people a reason to smile again. Instead of living with damaged, unsightly teeth, they now look and feel better than ever.While it is true that issues with the teeth go away, wearing dentures does not prevent other problems from developing. If you wear dentures, keeping them clean is essential to maintaining healthy…