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Should I Wear a Night Guard?

Do you wake up with a sore jaw from clenching your teeth at night? Most times, we aren’t even aware that we are clenching until we wake up with pain and soreness in the face.

Bruxism is clenching or grinding of the jaw and teeth. When you grind your teeth, your jaw moves forward and backward and when you clench, your teeth bite down forcefully. Either instance can result in pain and even damage your teeth. It can even result in pain in the neck.

If this sounds familiar, a nightguard may be right for you. Read on for more.

Who should use a nightguard?

Several factors can cause Bruxism, including age, emotions and certain health issues and medications. Regardless, a custom nightguard can help ease bruxism and the effects associated with it.

A nightguard made by Dr. Milan could be the solution for you. Nightguards are clear and look like teeth whitening trays. They sit atop the teeth and offer a layer of protection against clenching and grinding of the teeth and jaw.

This shield offers a cushion to stop the excessive wearing of the teeth and encourage the space between the upper and lower teeth to be reestablished.

Custom nightguards are safer and more effective than over-the-counter options and last longer.

As always, a consultation can determine the best course of treatment for you.

Your dentist, your ally

Dr. Milan and his talented team of dental experts are here for you every step of the way on your oral health journey!

We believe a customized team approach is the best way to ensure optimal dental wellness. Everyone’s needs are different, and each patient is treated as such.

Whether you are in need of a nightguard or wish to learn more about cosmetic, restorative or preventive dentistry, we are here for you! Contact our office today to learn more. We look forward to connecting with you!

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