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What is Nightguard?

Nightguard is for someone who suffers from tooth grinding, which is also called Bruxism. Bruxism can lead to tooth damage, headaches, tooth loss or tooth lessening, etc. Not only that, it can also affect the jaws and Temporomandibular disorders. The worst part of tooth grinding is that one might not even know that he or she is suffering from it as it often occurs while he or she is asleep. A night guard protects the teeth, gums, and other parts of the mouth from any harm that can be caused due to this.

Why would you need a Nightguard?

If you are suffering from tooth grinding, we would suggest you a night guard so that you can protect your teeth and other parts of your mouth from any potential harm. Below are some of the most common signs that indicate you are suffering from Bruxism.

  • You suffer from a dull and constant headache when you wake up
  • You observe a sore jaw when you wake up
  • You face difficulty in opening your mouth after you wake up
  • Your teeth hurt and it's more after you wake up
  • When you wake up, you find your teeth clenched throughout the night
  • The surface of your teeth has flattened instead of being pointed
  • A tooth has broken, fractured, cracked or has excessive wearing

If you observe any of the above symptoms, consult a dentist immediately. Because tooth grinding not only causes harm to your teeth but can also have adverse effects like changing in the appearance of your face. We at Riverwalk Smile Dentistry examine your teeth and if you are suffering from Bruxism, offer you a customized nightguard that will protect your teeth from any further damage.

My appointment was first thing in the morning, and the team had me out of there in less than 45 minutes. Efficient and painless. Thank you all!

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What makes you a good candidate for Night Guards?

To know if you are a good candidate for a nightguard, our doctor will examine your mouth at first. Usually, we are able to tell you if you are suffering from Bruxism by looking at the shape of your teeth and other symptoms in the mouth. Because people who suffer from this have comparatively flatter looking teeth than from anyone who is not suffering. In that case, a nightguard can protect your teeth from any further damage. We do an intraoral scanning to look for any changes in the teeth with time. In case you are aware of your teeth grinding, or you have been told by your doctor, friends, or close ones that you are suffering from it, then it is best that you use a night guard.

What happens during a nightguard appointment?

After our doctor examines and consults you a nightguard, we will take a digital impression of your teeth using an Itero scanner so that the guard fits your mouth perfectly. It is very important that you put on your night guard every night so that it gives effective results on your teeth grinding. Once you start using the nightguard, you will automatically see the improvement in your teeth, with no new cracks, breaks, or tooth fractures.

If you think that you are suffering from Bruxism, and you need a nightguard, then reach us today to know more about the procedure. Our professional team will speak with you and guide you about the same.