Night guards are normally prescribed for patients who suffer from teeth grinding and clenching, also known as bruxism. Bruxism can ruin a perfect night of sleep because it causes you to turn and toss during the night, which may also affect the sleep of your sleeping partner.
If bruxism is not treated in its early stage it can lead to some serious dental or mental difficulties. Teeth grinding can be experienced by adults and children – almost anyone can experience this condition. There are several ways to relieve this disorder but the easiest first step is to consult your dentist on the use of a night guard.
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Night guards consist of a piece of molded plastic that you put in your mouth at bed time. The night guard acts as a cushion between your teeth and prevents stresses from damaging your dental structure.
The night guard also acts a cushion to soften the bite down forces of the jaw, and relieves the tension in your jaw muscles. This orthodontic appliance keeps your upper teeth from grinding with your lower teeth, offering an instant solution to teeth clenching problems. Call your trusted Glendora dentist today at (626) 427-6236 to get a custom fit night guard.