Night Guards

Night Guards Portage Mi Dentist

Waking up and feeling pain in your head, jaw, or teeth? This could mean you are suffering from excessive teeth grinding known as bruxism, or a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. Find relief and prevent destructive damage to teeth with a custom night guard.

How Will a Night Guard Help?

Teeth grinding and clenching, or bruxism, is common and interestingly enough, many sufferers don’t even know that they are doing it. During the day, it’s easy to stop the behavior but at night it’s harder to control when asleep.

Symptoms of bruxism include:

  • Waking up with dull headaches
  • Sore Jaw
  • Pain in facial muscles
  • Fatigue from lack of sleep

Night guards help ease the pain that can result from bruxism by putting a barrier between your top and bottom teeth. The cushioning that a night guard provides lightens the tension on your jaw when clenching and protects the enamel of your teeth.

If ignored, long-term grinding or clenching can lead to broken teeth, loss of tooth enamel, and even loss of teeth. Avoid any of these outcomes by requesting a custom-made night guard courtesy of our Portage family dentist.

Avoid Headaches and Prevent Teeth Wear

Our dentist may suggest that you wear a night guard while you sleep if signs of wear are detected during an oral examination. To ensure your night guard fits you perfectly, an impression will be taken of your teeth and a custom device will be created for you.

It is thought that grinding or clenching at night is caused by stress and anxiety. Other causes may be alcohol use, cigarettes, caffeine, sleep apnea, snoring, or an abnormal bite. Ask our family dentist today about how a night guard would benefit you.

Call Courtside Dental

Suffer no longer from facial pain or nagging headaches and try sleeping with a comfortable night guard. Our family dentist in Portage, MI, can custom create one for you to wear so your teeth and jaw can rest properly. Contact us online to schedule an appointment or call Courtside Dental today at 269.327.1011.