Teeth Grinding

General

Teeth Grinding

Alleviate the pain of teeth grinding (bruxism) and temporomandibular joint dysfunction with a made-to-measure dental night guard.


Teeth Grinding benefits

Protect your teeth

Avoid excessive wear or chipping

Prevent discomfort

Alleviate the strain on your jaw

Reclaim restful nights

Stop teeth grinding and sleep better


What is Teeth Grinding?

Waking up with a headache or pain in your jaw or neck can be a sign that you’ve been clenching your teeth during the night. Left untreated this can lead to serious damage to your teeth. Custom dental night guards are designed to fit over your teeth precisely and comfortably. They work by cushioning teeth against the pressures of grinding to protect your teeth, and let you enjoy a good night's rest.  

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How it works

1

Assessment.

Of dental needs and type of bite guard appliance will be discussed

2

Impressions.

Your dentist will take impressions or a scan of your teeth

3

Fitting.

A mould will be created, and you’ll be invited back for fitting.

4

Follow up.

Your dentist will invite you for a follow-up appointment to monitor your progress.



A word from our patients

We always want to make sure our patients have an exceptional experience and leave our practices with happy smiles. Here are some of our most recent success stories.

The service I received at Rodericks Dental Partners was amazing. They were there for me every step of the way and eased my worries.


FAQs

How can a night guard help me stop grinding my teeth?

A night guard places a cushioning barrier between your teeth, alleviating the symptoms of bruxism.

How is a night guard made?

You’ll need to sit for dental impressions, which will be sent to a dental lab to create your custom mouth guard. Once it’s ready, you’ll need to return to the practice to collect your night guard, try it on and receive instructions on how to use it.

How long will my night guard last?

It should last at least a couple of years of constant use, depending on the amount of stress it’s put under. Bring your night guard with you to your regular dental check-ups so that your dentist can assess its condition.

Can I wear a sports guard instead of a night guard to alleviate bruxism?

No. Night guards and sports guards offer protection from different kinds of forces, and a sports guard is likely to feel extremely uncomfortable if worn at night.


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