Great Lakes Childern's Dental | Night Guards in Duluth

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Night Guards
 
Great Lakes Childern's Dental in Duluth MN

Many people are afflicted with teeth clenching or bruxism, also known as teeth grinding. Some people may do this consciously during the day, but it is a larger problem at night while you are asleep. Grinding your teeth can damage enamel, wear down teeth, cause jaw pain, or irritate your gums. Teeth and fillings can crack, at times necessitating crown coverage. The noise from teeth grinding can also disturb your spouse's sleep if loud enough.

If you grind your teeth you should consider a night guard. The night guard provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth while you sleep. All night guards are custom fitted for comfort and to allow for proper breathing. Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and have the night guard created by a dental lab. Lab made night guards are very durable and custom fit to your mouth compared to over the counter versions. 

There are also some things that you can do to try to stop teeth grinding. You can train your jaw to be free and easy rather than clenched. Refrain from chewing gum or on other objects like pens. You should also avoid alcoholic drinks and drinks with caffeine, as these can increase the likelihood you will grind your teeth. If you suspect you might be grinding your teeth at night, set up an appointment with us today for an evaluation.

 
 
 
Duluth Dentist | Night Guards. Rami Guirguis is a Duluth Dentist.