General & Cosmetic Dentistry

Nightguard

Bruxism, the chronic habit of jaw clenching and teeth grinding, can occur anytime but commonly happens during sleep, leading to waking symptoms like jaw pain, headaches, and loose-feeling, sore teeth. Stress and anxiety primarily trigger bruxism, though factors like sleep disorders, abnormal bite, or missing/poorly aligned teeth might contribute.

To relieve bruxism symptoms, wearing a night guard while asleep is often advised. This custom-fit device covers the teeth, maintaining a slight separation between jaws. Its use prevents various damaging effects such as muscle strain, excessive pressure on the jaw joint (TMJ), and dental damage like chipped or cracked teeth from grinding.

A dentist-crafted custom night guard not only safeguards the oral cavity’s tissues but also helps break the bruxism habit, promoting a better night’s rest for the wearer.