A night guard can be very helpful if you suffer from bruxism, or grinding of the teeth, while you sleep. Bruxism can be caused by a misaligned jaw, stress, and even nutritional deficiencies. This grinding of the teeth can lead to Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), tooth sensitivity, fractured teeth, and even periodontal disease. At Whole-Body Dentistry, we create a night guard that is custom made to fit over your teeth and to be worn while you sleep, thereby preventing you from grinding tooth to tooth and causing further damage. While a night guard can prevent teeth grinding, damage that has already occurred must be addressed. This is why a thorough examination is necessary. If you would like to find out more about whether a night guard may help you, please speak with one of our highly trained staff members.
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