Dentist in Wilmington, NC
Some individuals will develop a condition known as bruxism, which during sleep is the unconscious grinding of their teeth. A night guard will put an end to this grinding and prevent your teeth from being damaged any further.
Nightguards, similar to athletic mouthguards, are removable appliances that fit over your teeth. To prevent them from grinding together while you sleep, they provide a robust barrier between your top and bottom teeth. A proper fit will prevent wear and tear on your teeth, gum irritation, damage to your enamel, and jaw pain. Ensure your comfort and safety with a custom-fitted nightguard from Dr. Jacob Long.
During your appointment, Dr. Jacob Long may also discuss other ways to help reduce night grinding. Some of these may include avoiding:
- Chewing gum
If you suspect you may have issues with teeth grinding, contact us today for an appointment.