night_guardWhat is a night guard?

A night guard is a type of mouth guard that is used to prevent teeth grinding and clenching during sleep. We provide night guards in Duluth, Georgia to alleviate the symptoms of bruxism and prevent the serious tooth damage that may result from nighttime teeth grinding and clenching.

What is bruxism?

Bruxism is chronic teeth grinding and clenching. Many people who suffer from bruxism do not realize that they grind and clench their teeth because it occurs while they sleep. You may suffer from bruxism if you notice the following signs and symptoms:

  • Jaw pain and tightness in the jaw muscles
  • Tension headaches and migraines
  • Worn tooth enamel, exposing the inner layers of the tooth
  • Facial pain
  • Ear pain
  • Tired jaw muscles
  • Worn down, flattened, cracked, or chipped teeth
  • Indentations on the side of the tongue

A night guard can relieve these symptoms and prevent damage to your smile.

Do I need a night guard?

Dr. Bhoompalli, our talented dentist, may recommend a night guard if you exhibit the signs of bruxism. We welcome you to contact us at Johns Creek Family Dentistry to learn more about night guards and bruxism. We are committed to improving your smile