A Closer Look at Night Guards

Bruxism is a common problem seen in general dentistry and is often associated with tooth clenching and grinding. When you visit your dentist for a check-up, she will examine your teeth for wear and may ask you if you know if you clench or grind your teeth at night. In addition to grinding and clenching your teeth, some of the symptoms of bruxism include jaw or facial pain, tight or tired jaw muscles, flattened or chipped teeth, and worn down tooth enamel.

If you are diagnosed with bruxism, then your dentist will probably recommend a device called a night guard. These oral appliances can be specifically designed to fit your teeth and, when worn overnight, may prevent you from biting down too hard and will stop your teeth from grinding together.

If you think that you could benefit from wearing a night guard, then the My Dentist general dentistry offices of Eagle Falls Dentistry on Stratford Drive and Associated Dental Care on Bloomington Road can help. To schedule a visit with an Eagle Falls Dentistry dentist near Bloomingdale, IL, call us today at (630) 894-5992.

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