What is a night guard?

Night guards are a type of mouth guard that is specially built to be worn at night. Dr. Glenn Edens can create custom-fit night guards that will fit well in your mouth and help you get a quality night’s sleep. Night guards are highly recommended for patients who suffer from bruxism, or the grinding of teeth.

What are the benefits of night guards?

Night guards can benefit your teeth cosmetically as well as improve your quality of sleep and minimize pain associated with bruxism. Patients that grind their teeth during the night may find that their teeth are worn down or chipped from the constant grinding. Night guards can prevent this habit and will help ensure that the appearance of your smile will not be compromised by bruxism. Another benefit of night guards is that they can relieve the symptoms associated with bruxism. Patients that suffer from this condition often experience headaches, jaw pain, and toothaches. In the majority of patients, a good night guard will alleviate these painful effects of jaw clenching and teeth grinding in Easley, South Carolina.

If you suffer from bruxism or are suffering from unexplained jaw pain and headaches, we encourage you to consult the dentist to see if a night guard can help relieve your pain. We invite you to contact Lightway Family Dentistry for more information about night guards.