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Night Guard

Man holding his mouth in pain waiting to see his Marietta, OH dentist.

A night guard is typically provided in order to prevent a condition called sleep bruxism.  This is the term for clenching, grinding, or gnashing your teeth in your sleep.  Unfortunately, many people do not realize they are clenching or grinding their teeth in their sleep.  Left untreated, bruxism may cause many issues such as:

  • Broken teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Headaches
  • TMJ/TMD
  • Sore jaw
  • Tooth sensitivity

If you are waking up with any of these issues, chances are you may clench or grind your teeth in your sleep.  But, don’t worry: this problem is easily fixed by obtaining a night guard to wear while you sleep.  

These kinds of night guards should not be mistaken for the ones that you wear to play a sport.  In fact, wearing a sports mouthguard may trap bacteria against your teeth because saliva cannot reach your gums.  If you are located in the Marietta, Ohio area, we can help get you fitted for a night guard at Family Tree Dental.

A night guard will not shift your bite over time, as they are exactly fitted to go over your teeth.  You can choose to put the guard over your top teeth or your bottom teeth, whichever provides you with the most comfort.  Ideally, you should choose a side that does not have any damaged teeth, such as cracks or chips.

With a nightguard, you can take hold of your sleep bruxism and help prevent any future dental issues.  Ultimately, it will save you money on any procedures you would eventually need done if you otherwise did not invest in a night guard.

If you have issues with clenching, grinding, or gnashing your teeth in your sleep, do not wait until something goes wrong to address the problem.  Contact us here at Family Tree Dental in Marietta, Ohio so that we can get started on providing you with a night guard.  We look forward to seeing you in our office soon and helping you find your brightest smile.

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We are committed to meeting all of your dental needs with the highest quality service. Contact the nearest Family Tree Dental location to take the first steps towards your brightest smile.