Do you have a habit of grinding and clenching your teeth at night?
You’re at risk of causing irreversible damage to your smile without the
right treatment. You can safeguard your teeth from bruxism with nightguards in
South Portland. We use high-quality, comfortable material to
protect your teeth
from any unnecessary complications, so you can sleep peacefully.
What is a Nightguard?
If you tend to experience jaw pain, headaches, or dental pain, you might
have a subconscious habit of grinding your teeth, known as bruxism. The
nocturnal habit can lead to serious dental damage, including tooth loss.
Your quality of life can also suffer from the pressure and friction because
bruxism can lead to a disorder of the temporomandibular joint. It can make
everyday tasks challenging, like chewing and yawning.
A nightguard is a custom-made oral appliance that’s worn while
sleeping. It looks like an athletic mouthguard; however, it’s designed
to provide a barrier between your upper and lower teeth to reduce the force
clenching. It’s a simple and effective solution to preserve your smile
while also avoiding common complications associated with bruxism, like TMJ
dysfunction and enamel erosion.
An impression of your mouth is used to create the appliance to ensure it
fits comfortably. You’ll wear it every night to give your smile the
protection it needs. With the proper care and maintenance, your nightguard
can last for several years for a long-term investment in your dental health.
Who is a Candidate for a Nightguard?
If you have a habit of grinding and clenching while sleeping, you might be a
candidate for a nightguard. You’ll require a consultation with your
to ensure it’s the right solution for you. Generally, they are
recommended for patients experiencing certain symptoms, including:
- Waking with a stiff or sore jaw.
- Reoccurring dental pain.
- Waking with clenched teeth.
- Flattening of the chewing surfaces of your teeth.
- Jaw pain.
- Morning headaches and migraines.
- Broken, cracked, or loose teeth.
What are the Benefits of a Nightguard?
A nightguard is a simple and effective solution to protect your dental
health and overall quality of life. You’ll advantage from:
- Personalized, comfortable device.
- Protect teeth from injuries.
- Reduce long-term dental costs.
- Alleviate TMD symptoms.
- Affordable, effective solution.
Schedule Your Consultation
Don’t let the pressure of bruxism leave a lasting mark on your smile.
We have the solutions you need to sleep soundly without compromising your
Contact our office
today to schedule your consultation for a nightguard.