Headaches? Sore jaw? You could be clenching or grinding your teeth at night which can lead to waking up with headaches and jaw pain. Bruxism is the habit of grinding or clenching the teeth. Worn or cracked fillings, frequent toothaches, loose teeth, earaches and headaches are some of the frequent problems associated with dental patients who grind or clench their teeth while they sleep.
Dr. Newkirk recommends night guards to Vancouver dental patients who grind or clench their teeth at night. A dental night guard is a custom made acrylic appliance that fits exactly over your upper or lower teeth. The dental night guard prevents your teeth from touching while you sleep.
Protecting Your Teeth
For some dental patients, sleeping with a night guard can prevent or minimize certain dental problems. Because grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw muscles can be so hard on your dental fillings, your teeth, your jaw bones, a dental night guard can actually prolong the life of your dental fillings, protect your natural teeth from being filed down by clenching and grinding and even reduce the amount of pain you feel when you wake up.
Small Appliance, Big Benefits
Getting a dental night guard from Dr. Newkirk is very simple. The cost is minimal and the benefits of the night guard are very great. For someone who grinds their teeth or clenches their jaw while they sleep, the device can pay for itself by preventing or reducing the impact that grinding and clenching have on the overall health of your teeth and smile. Getting a dental night guard in Vancouver is easy. If you have questions about getting a dental night guard from Dr. Newkirk, please enter your question into the box on your right. If you are ready to book an appointment to get your dental night guard, call Island Family Dental at (360) 718-8861 today!