Do you wake up with a sore mouth? Or are you finding that your teeth are breaking and wearing down while you sleep? Night guards can help! Rosedale Dental Studio offers night guards in Bakersfield, California, to protect your smile while you sleep and help you get the rest you need. Call 661-501-4746 today to make an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Nicole Chen, and learn more!
What are night guards?
Night guards are a special type of mouth guard used to manage bruxism, or teeth grinding and clenching. They are custom-made to fit your mouth comfortably and prevent your teeth from touching while you are wearing the appliance. This prevents the biting force from damaging your teeth or causing other problems for your oral health, allowing you to sleep easily and maintain your oral health and smile.
Why are night guards recommended?
The most common reason people receive a night guard is to prevent damage from teeth grinding while asleep. Some common signs of nighttime teeth grinding include:
- Chronic jaw pain, facial pain or ear pain
- Waking with a tired or tight feeling in the jaw
- Frequent tension headaches and migraines
- Excessively worn teeth
- Tooth damage, such as chipped, flattened or cracked teeth
- Indentations on the side of the tongue
- Increased tooth sensitivity
What is bruxism?
Bruxism is the grinding and clenching of teeth. While it can occur at any time, it is most common at night while you are asleep. Bruxism is among the most common contributing factors to tooth damage and can lead to many oral health problems affecting your smile and your overall quality of life. Custom-made night guards are among the most common options for treating bruxism and improving oral health.