Do you grind your teeth when you are sleeping or clench your jaw due to stress? This is referred to as bruxism, and it can damage your teeth and cause jaw pain. Since teeth grinding often occurs when you are sleeping, it can be difficult to curb without general dental treatment. Our team at Dental Care Acworth offers nightguards that can protect your teeth from the impact of night teeth grinding or clenching of the jaw.

The amount of pressure put on teeth when you clench your jaw or grind your teeth is substantial. The muscles in the jaw can exert hundreds of pounds of pressure, causing teeth fractures or the wearing down of tooth material. A nightguard is the best solution to prevent damage to your teeth due to night teeth grinding and protect your smile.

Customized Dental Nightguards

A mouthguard, or nightguard, can be customized for your teeth. Our dentist will create a nightguard that fits your teeth perfectly for the best protection for bruxism while you sleep. Since it is custom made for your mouth, it is comfortable to allow for a good night’s rest. Not only will it protect your teeth from damage, it can reduce jaw pain from clenching in your sleep. Your spouse or partner will also appreciate the appliance. Teeth grinding can be disturbing to others, keeping them awake.

While there are mouthguards you can buy over-the-counter, they are not customized for your bite or teeth. A customized nightguard will fit more comfortably and offer better protection for your oral health.

Protect your smile even when you are asleep with a customized dental nightguard. Contact our office to schedule a checkup and exam to begin treatment for bruxism. Dental Care Acworth accepts most types of dental insurance, and we offer flexible payment options for your convenience.