Mouth Guard Agoura Hills CA
People with bruxism, which is the clenching and grinding of teeth, often wake up with tooth or jaw pain. They experience headaches in the morning. Teeth grinding can cause a lot of problems with your dentition. As you grind and clench, the enamel of your teeth is damaged or eroded. Artistic Smiles makes custom night guards that we use at night while sleeping to stop or prevent the damage bruxism causes on teeth surfaces.
What is a Nightguard?
A night guard is an oral appliance worn around the teeth. It is quite small such that it can easily fit the palms of hands. Night guards are made of translucent plastic, meaning they will not be easily visible to other people. If you are self-conscious about how you look in a nightguard, you will find them comfortable to wear.
Why Most People Wear Night guards
A dental exam will determine the exact reason you will need to wear a nightguard. Typically, people wear night guards to prevent and stop the damage done to the teeth from night bruxism. Grinding and clenching not only damage the teeth but also the cosmetic work you have done on your mouth to improve the appearance of your teeth. Grinding will damage the protective layer of teeth. It wears it down or causes fractures and chipping, making the teeth prone to cavities.
If you have dental work such as veneers, dental sealants, fillings, crowns, inlays, or onlays, you could damage them if you grind and clench your teeth. When the enamel chips, cracks, or wears down, you may start feeling sensitivity to food and drinks. You may even lose your teeth if the damage continues. Nightguards can help avert such damage.
Also, nighttime teeth grinding causes headaches and tooth pain, particularly in the morning. People who regularly wake up feeling uncomfortable or in pain may want to get a nightguard to wear while sleeping. Moreover, severe grinding and jaw cleaning may result in TMJ disorder, which is very uncomfortable. What starts as a sore jaw may end up becoming a serious problem. The occasional morning headaches can turn into persistent aches. You need a nightguard if you have neck pain, face pain or your jaw hurts when chewing food. Consider talking to our dentist to see if we can make a nightguard for you.
How Long Will the Night guard Last?
A customized mouth guard obtained from a dental office can last longer compared to the ones you buy in stores. A dentist-made night guard will last for several years, but only if you care for it properly. Ensure you store it in a safe place. Our dentist will provide a hard case that you can use to store the piece.
When it comes to cleaning it, ensure you brush it with toothpaste on a regular basis. Brushing the guard helps take away plaque and bacteria build-up. A special dental solution can also help clean the piece whereby you soak it once a week. Keep the nightguard dry to discourage the build-up of bacteria.
Get in touch with our team at Artistic Smiles to talk about receiving a nightguard and why you need it. We custom-make night guards so that they fit well and do not cause discomfort. Call us at (818) 930-5647 to request an appointment.