Using night guards for Carrollton, TX area patients with bruxism
Many patients in the Carrollton, TX area who have been afflicted with a condition known as bruxism know how damaging it can be to their smile. Bruxism is a condition that is often diagnosed in individuals who clench and grind their teeth at night when they sleep. Some patients even experience it unconsciously during the day. The grinding of teeth can be extremely damaging to the natural smile, wearing down teeth, contributing to jaw issues such as TMJ/TMD, and even cause misalignment in the dental arch. That can all be avoided with the use of nightguards.
How are night guards used?
Patients who clench and grind their teeth may want to ask their dental team at Hebron Smiles about the advantages of wearing a nightguard. A night guard is a special oral appliance worn over the dental arch at night while sleeping. It is made of high-quality soft plastic and provides a cushion between the upper and lower teeth. This cushion significantly reduces any damage that might occur with unconscious clenching and grinding of the teeth.
How is a nightguard made?
The dentists at Hebron Smiles understand that patients have many options available to them when choosing a source for a nightguard. While several over-the-counter options are available at drugstores, many of these fail to fit correctly and may leave the teeth exposed to damage. Instead, the dental team can create customized nightguards with impressions of the patient’s smile at our practice. With proper care and cleaning, night guards made at a dental practice can last up to a decade!
Find out if a nightguard is right for you!
Carrollton, TX, area patients who have been diagnosed with bruxism are encouraged to ask their dental team at Hebron Smiles about the advantages of utilizing nightguards. Their office is at 1745 East Hebron Parkway, Suite #124, and can be reached for an appointment by calling (972) 388-3320. The practice accepts new and returning patients and families in and around the community seeking quality dental care with a skilled team of professionals.