What is a night guard and who needs it?
Most of us unconsciously grind and clench our teeth during the day, but by night it can become a big problem, as it can damage the tooth enamel, wear down teeth, cause jaw pain or irritate your gums and the noise caused by teeth grinding at night can also disturb your spouse’s sleep. The talented and experienced dentists at the Montreal International Clinics in Dubai recommends a night guard. Night guards fit over the teeth and are worn at night to prevent teeth grinding and clenching during sleep. Teeth clenching is also known as bruxism, teeth grinding and clenching is a serious dental issue that can cause several painful symptoms, that include
- Chronic facial pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Flattened, worn down, or cracked teeth
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Jaw pain and tight, tired jaw muscles and
What is the process for fitting a night guard?
Before our dentist fits a patient with a night guard, they will initially conduct a complete oral examination, and will discuss the symptoms with you. This will help both the patient and the dentist properly diagnose the condition and determine the severity of your Bruxism. If the dentist decides that you would benefit from a dental night guard, they will proceed to prepare a night guard by taking the exact impression of your teeth, and measurements, so that you receive a night guard that fits well and is comfortably around your teeth.
For patients who suffer from chronic teeth grinding and clenching, a custom-made night guard from our Dental Clinics in Jumeirah is the best option. These custom made night guards, will fit comfortably over your teeth, preventing them from touching the mouth. In this way, night guards can reduce your risk for enamel erosion, cracked teeth, and other forms of dental damage that stem from Bruxism. Whilst, there are pre-made, over the counter night guards that can be purchased, however they can be uncomfortable, and they can hinder normal breathing patterns. Therefore, professionally and custom made devices are much more comfortable and effective and cost more, they are well worth the investment.
What are the benefits of night guards?
Night guards can have a wonderful impact on your overall wellness. If Bruxism, or tooth grinding is left untreated, it can lead to severe dental damage, and may even require significant restorative treatment. Night guards can also prevent damage to a patient’s dental fillings, crowns, other restoration work and prevent expenses in the future.
Don’t allow Bruxism to compromise your dental health, opt for custom fitted night guard and you will be sleeping peacefully again.