For patients who grind or clench their teeth, particularly at night, our dentist is pleased to offer night guards as a way to help protect your smile. At Vital Dental, we create our own custom-made night guards that fit comfortably and provide maximum protection so that you can sleep with ease. If you think that you could benefit from a night guard in McKinney, Texas, we invite you to contact our office and set up an appointment with Dr. Asad Ahsan. We are here to help care for your smile.
Bruxism is a very common yet harmful condition that many people suffer from. It is characterized by grinding or clenching the teeth, and it most often occurs while sleeping. If protective measures are not taken, you could wear down your teeth and increase your risk of developing cavities and other dental problems. Because bruxism often occurs at night, most people are unaware that they have it. However, if you have any of the following symptoms, you may suffer from nighttime teeth grinding or clenching:
- A tired or tight jaw in the morning
- Frequent pain in the face, jaw and ear
- Tension headaches and migraines
- Worn-down tooth enamel
- Cracked, chipped, flat or worn teeth
- Greater tooth sensitivity
- Indentations along the side of the tongue
To help you protect your teeth and avoid the side effects of bruxism, our dentist can create a custom-made night guard. Night guards are a type of removable oral appliance that you wear while sleeping. This appliance puts a barrier between your upper and lower teeth, protecting them from grinding or clenching against each other during the night. Depending on whether you grind your teeth, clench your jaw or do both, our dentist can help you find the right kind of night guard to protect your smile.
If you notice that you are experiencing any of the signs of bruxism, we invite you to visit us soon. Our dentist can examine your mouth to determine if you really do suffer from bruxism and provide a personalized treatment plan. Contact us today for more information, and to set up your consultation. We are committed to helping you maintain the healthiest smile possible.