A night guard is a specialized mouth guard designed to address a common dental issue known as bruxism, characterized by the involuntary grinding and clenching of teeth during sleep. If our dentists and team suspect that you may be experiencing bruxism, we will recommend a night guard to safeguard your teeth against the potential damage caused by this nighttime habit.

Bruxism often goes unnoticed by those who experience it because the grinding and clenching occur while asleep. Recognizing the signs of bruxism can be crucial in seeking timely intervention. Common indicators of nighttime teeth grinding include:

  • Persistent jaw pain
  • Facial discomfort
  • Earaches
  • Tightness or fatigue in your jaw when waking up
  • Frequent tension headaches or migraines
  • Excessive tooth wear
  • Chipping, flattening and cracking of the teeth
  • Exposed inner layers of the tooth
  • Indentations on the tongue
  • Increased tooth sensitivity

If you suspect or observe any of these signs, a customized night guard may be a beneficial solution. This dental appliance is tailored to comfortably and effectively fit your unique dental structure, allowing you to sleep without disruptions while safeguarding your teeth from the damaging effects of grinding.

We encourage you to contact Smiles At Glenwood at 919-833-8100 to learn more about night guards in Raleigh, North Carolina, and how they can benefit you, and to schedule your appointment with Dr. Candice Arrick. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of dental care and to preserving the health of your teeth and smile.

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