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Nightguards – South Portland, ME

Safeguard Your Smile from Bruxism

Woman at dentist for nightguards in South Portland

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.

Why Choose Mind Your Mouth for Nightguards?

  • Personalized plans for each patient.
  • Custom-fit nightguards for added comfort.
  • Stop jaw pain and protect your teeth.

What is a Nightguard?

Nightguards used to treat bruxism

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?

Woman at consultation 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 dentist 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?

Man who uses a nightguard while sleeping

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 dental health. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for a nightguard.

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