Do you experience discomfort in your jaw when you wake up in the mornings? Are some teeth sensitive or loose? If so, this may be from clenching your jaw muscles for long periods of time, a condition known as bruxism. The good news is that you aren’t alone as many people suffer from this at some point in their life and it can be treated with a night guard.
It may look like an athletic plastic sports guard and our dentist might be able to be make it for your upper or lower jaw. As a device worn inside your mouth, a night guard can help prevent teeth grinding. They can cushion your teeth from the force of the clenching forces and can prevent your molars from grinding, which could stop damage from progressing.
To have a custom night guard created, Dr. Dayton Hart may need to take an impression of your smile. Before wearing it each night, we recommend that you brush your teeth so that you can rid your mouth of food particles and limit what may be transferred to the guard.
If you would like more information about night guards and are near Foley, Alabama, please call Dayton Hart DMD at 251-943-2471 today. We want to help you have the best dental health and smile possible.