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Do you wake up in the morning with a headache, or with pain and stiffness in your jaw? Have you noticed that your teeth are worn down but are not sure why?
You could be grinding your teeth as you sleep.
A night guard is a special type of mouth guard that is used to treat bruxism, or teeth grinding and clenching. If our team suspects that you suffer from bruxism, we may recommend a night guard to protect your teeth from damage and prevent teeth grinding while you sleep.
Many people who suffer from bruxism are unaware of it, but common signs of nighttime teeth clenching and grinding include:
- Chronic jaw pain, facial pain, and ear pain
- Awakening with a tired or tight feeling in the jaw
- Frequent tension headaches and migraines
- Excessive tooth wear, leading to chipped, flattened, cracked or very worn teeth
- Extremely worn tooth enamel, exposing the inner layers of the tooth
- Indentations on the side of the tongue
- Increased tooth sensitivity
If you notice the signs of bruxism, you may benefit from a custom night guard. This night guard will be made to fit your smile comfortably and effectively, allowing you to sleep peacefully while protecting your teeth.
To find some relief and help save your smile, call Smile Advanced Dental Center at 843-873-1261 for your appointment with our dentists in Summerville, SC who can create a custom night guard.
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Family dentistry is concerned with addressing oral health at every state of life, but particularly in kids and teenagers. It includes general, preventive, and comprehensive treatments. At Smile Advanced Dental Center, we understand that children have different dental needs than adults and our specialists are trained to deliver customized services with a gentle, caring approach.