Night Guards in Belmont | bite guard, grinding guard, snoring guard, bruxism, teeth guards | Teeth grinding, stop teeth grinding, stop snoring, worn down teeth, jaw pain, irritated gums, teeth clenching, TMJ

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6225 West River Drive NE, Belmont, MI 49306

(616) 361 - 0603

Night Guards

Many people are afflicted with bruxism, or teeth grinding. Some people might do this consciously during the day, but it is a larger problem at night while asleep. Grinding teeth can damage enamel, wear down teeth, cause jaw pain, or irritate the gums. If loud enough, the noise from teeth grinding can disturb another's sleep.

If you grind your teeth you should consider a night guard. A night guard, which is very similar to a mouth guard worn by athletes, provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth while you sleep. All night guards are custom fitted for comfort and to allow for proper breathing. To make a night guard, Dr. Firlik will take an impression of your teeth and have the night guard created by a dental lab. Night guards are very durable and can be used for many years.

There are also some things that you can do to stop teeth grinding. You can train your jaw to be free and easy rather than clenched. Refrain from chewing gum or on other objects like pens. You also should avoid alcohol and caffeine, because these can increase the likelihood you will grind your teeth.

If you suspect you might be grinding your teeth at night, call our office for an appointment today.

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