You wear night guards during your sleep to protect your teeth and jaws from damage caused by chronic teeth clenching and grinding. Over time, clenching and grinding your teeth can cause the tooth surfaces to wear down, making your teeth more susceptible to decay. Plus, clenching places extreme stress on your teeth and jaws, increasing the likelihood you’ll develop cracks in your teeth and experience chronic jaw pain and headaches.
Custom night guards from Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry conform to the shape of your mouth so they’re very comfortable, and they provide a cushion of protection to prevent tooth damage and other symptoms.
Untreated teeth clenching and grinding cause an array of problems, including:
Some studies have shown that clenching and grinding can contribute to gum recession, which increases your risks for gum disease and eventual tooth loss.
No, night guards and athletic or sports guards are different devices with different purposes. An athletic guard is made to be worn only while you’re participating in your sport, and it provides protection from impact-related injuries to your teeth, jaws, and mouth. Night guards are made to be worn for longer periods, and they’re designed to provide cushioning to the surfaces of teeth where they meet. You should wear both guards only for their intended purposes.
Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry customizes night guards on an individual basis to ensure they’re both comfortable and effective for you. Treatment begins with a fitting that includes a careful evaluation of your teeth and jaw function. The staff takes measurements and impressions of your teeth and sends them to a dental lab that specializes in night guard fabrication. Once your night guards are ready, you’ll come to the office for a final adjustment to ensure they’re very comfortable.
At Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry, we accept all PPO insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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