No two mouths are exactly the same. Subsequently, it is understandable that a generic night guard will not fit in your mouth as comfortably as one made to measure for your unique bite. A properly fitted night guard is more likely to support healthy alignment in your mouth, avoid damaging your gums, and last longer. For these reasons, it’s well worth investing in a custom-fitted night guard if you have the funds to do so. At Eschenbach Family Dentistry, we customize night guards to each patient’s individual bite.
If you often wake up with jaw pain, earaches, headaches, not having a good night’s sleep, any sleep problems, or if you find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth, you may have a common condition called “ sleep bruxism.” Many people do not even know that they grind their teeth, as it often occurs when one is sleeping and causes sleep disorders or sleep bruxism. If not corrected, bruxism can lead to broken teeth, cracked teeth, tooth loss, or even sleep disorders.
Eschenbach Dental dentist’s sleep study suggests nightguards are an easy way to prevent the wear and damage that teeth-grinding causes over time. Custom-made by your dentist from soft material to fit your teeth, a nightguard is inserted over your top or bottom arch and prevents contact with the opposing teeth. For a bruxism dentist in Vinton VA, book an appointment with Eschenbach Dental today!