Here at Morehart Dentistry, we are dedicated to helping you protect your smile. If you grind and clench your teeth at night, our skilled dentist may recommend that you wear a night guard while you sleep.
Night guards are invaluable dental devices specifically designed to safeguard your teeth against the harmful effects of bruxism, also known as teeth grinding. Bruxism often goes unnoticed as it typically occurs during sleep. However, the consequences can be detrimental to your smile.
Here are a few of the symptoms of bruxism:
- Chronic jaw, ear or facial pain
- Waking up with a tired or tight sensation in your jaw
- Frequent tension headaches and migraines
- Severe tooth wear leading to chips, cracks or flattened teeth
- Erosion of tooth enamel, revealing the vulnerable inner layers
- Indentations on the sides of your tongue
- Increased tooth sensitivity
If any of these symptoms are familiar to you, we strongly advise visiting our dentist to obtain a custom-made night guard. This personalized appliance ensures a comfortable fit and provides effective protection against teeth grinding and clenching, preserving the long-term health of your smile.
We invite you to call our team today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Tyler Morehart and discover more about the significant benefits of night guards in Maumee and Toledo, Ohio. Don’t let teeth grinding compromise your dental health — take action now and safeguard your precious smile.