What are night guards?
Night guards are a special type of mouth guard designed to treat bruxism. If you suspect that you might suffer from bruxism, or if our dentist suspects that you may suffer from bruxism, Dr. Feldman may suggest that a night guard is a good treatment for you in order to protect your teeth.
What is bruxism?
Bruxism is the grinding and clenching of teeth. Often, people are unaware they suffer from bruxism because it only occurs while they are sleeping. Common signs that you might suffer from bruxism include:
- A tightness or tiredness in your jaw
- Jaw pain, ear pain, or facial pain
- Frequent tension headaches and migraines
- Teeth that are chipped, flattened, cracked, or worn
Do I need a night guard?
If you notice any symptoms of bruxism or have reason to think you might suffer from it, you might greatly benefit from the use of a custom night guard. Dr. Feldman will be happy to assist you in determining whether a night guard is a good choice for your smile. If you have questions about treating teeth grinding in Washington, District Of Columbia, or if you think that a night guard might be a good choice for you, please contact our office to talk with our dentist and schedule a consultation.