Does the person with whom you sleep notice loud and annoying sounds that nighttime teeth grinding can produce? Do you have frequent headaches (sometimes severe) and jaw pain when you wake up in the morning?
What it is. Night guards (sometimes called bite splints) are custom-fitted appliances worn while sleeping to ease the clenching, grinding, and physical destruction of your teeth.
Why we do it. Grinding has destructive effects on your teeth and gums. Clenching and grinding teeth can cause chipping, fractures, excessive wear and loosening of the teeth. The pressure created by grinding can eventually wear your teeth down to nothing.
What to expect. Creating a custom night guard is a two-step process. During your first appointment, we take a simple impression of your teeth. During a second visit, approximately two weeks later, we deliver and adjust your night guard for comfort. Each appointment lasts about 30 minutes.