What is a night guard?
A night guard is a type of mouth guard that is used to prevent the excessive tooth wear and painful symptoms associated with teeth grinding and clenching. The night guard is worn at night in order to protect your teeth and treat bruxism.
What is bruxism?
Bruxism is a condition also known as teeth grinding and clenching. Many people who suffer from bruxism are unaware of the condition because the grinding occurs at night while they sleep. Common signs and symptoms of bruxism include:
- Frequent migraines and tension headaches
- Excessive wear on the teeth, resulting in very worn, flattened, cracked, or chipped teeth
- Very worn tooth enamel, exposing the inner layers of the tooth
- Chronic facial and jaw pain
Do I need a night guard?
If you suffer from the signs of bruxism, including those listed above, you may benefit from a night guard in Liberty, Missouri. Each night guard at John A. Deakins, DDS is custom made to fit over your teeth while you sleep to prevent teeth grinding and clenching. For more information on night guards and bruxism treatment, we welcome you to contact our knowledgeable dentist, Dr. John Deakins. We are dedicated to meeting all of your dental needs.