Could a Nightguard Help Me?
By Mark A. Peterson DMD, PA
September 22, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Nightguard  

Find out why many people are choosing to get a custom nightguard to protect their teeth.nighguard

Has Dr. Mark Peterson at Sebastian River Dentistry told you that you grind your teeth? Most people grind their teeth or clench their jaws while they are sleeping, so you may not even know that you do it. Picture how much pressure teeth grinding places on your teeth night after night. So, you can only imagine the effect it can have on your teeth over time, right?

Teeth grinders are more likely to wear down their teeth. As a result, these teeth become weaker and are more likely to chip, crack or fracture over the years. Why let this happen to your beautiful smile when you can prevent it? While it can be challenging to stop yourself from unconsciously grinding your teeth, this doesn’t mean that your teeth still have to suffer. This is why a night guard may be exactly what you’ve been looking for at Sebastian River Dentistry.

What is a night guard?

Unlike the mouthguards that you might find at your local drugstore, the night guards we make are completely different because they are custom designed to fit your teeth. This thin dental appliance is worn over your teeth to prevent teeth from grinding against each other during the night. Because they are custom made to fit your teeth and aren’t a once-size-fits-all appliance, they provide better protection for your teeth.

What kinds of issues can a night guard address?

Besides protecting teeth from wear and tear there are other reasons why Dr. Mark Peterson may recommend a night guard including,

Frequent headaches: If you are a frequent teeth grinder one of the symptoms you may deal with are chronic headaches, particularly when you first wake up. No one wants to deal with headaches, let alone regularly. In this case, a night guard could reduce or even prevent headaches from brewing.

TMJ disorder: Do you deal with jaw pain and discomfort? Does your jaw pop or click when you open your mouth to speak or chew? If so, then you might be dealing with a TMJ disorder. One way to prevent the symptoms associated with jaw clenching is by wearing a night guard.

Tooth sensitivity: Tooth sensitivity can surface for many reasons but it often happens when there is enamel erosion, which can be caused by teeth grinding. To protect teeth from further sensitivity and pain, we may recommend wearing a custom night guard.

Are you a teeth grinder who wants to protect their teeth while they sleep? Want to reduce those morning headaches? If so, then it’s time you turned to the dental expert Dr. mark Peterson at Sebastian River Dentistry to provide you with the customized nightguard you need to protect your beautiful smile.