Night Guards in Colorado Springs, CO

Benefits Of Night Guards

Night guards are the best way to prevent premature tooth wear and tear from teeth grinding (bruxism) at Tuttle Family Dentistry. Another benefit of night guards is that they can also help prevent bruxism-related health issues like TMJ/TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). Call your Colorado Springs dentist today for a night guard consultation.

Am I A Good Candidate For A Night Guard? 

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Teeth Grinding

If you notice yourself grinding your teeth at night or your sleeping partner tells you they can hear you grinding your teeth, you are likely a good candidate for a night guard. With a night guard, you can prevent premature tooth wear and damage, which is very common in people who grind their teeth for an extended period of time without getting treatment.

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Jaw Tension, Headaches & Pain

If you are experiencing jaw issues, headaches, or pain, you may be a good candidate for a night guard. Teeth grinding can result in problems with your jaw muscles and joints. This is because your jaw is not meant to be clenched and under stress for extended periods of time. However, a properly-fitted night guard will relieve tension, reduce grinding, and help to resolve these issues, which could otherwise cause a lot of pain and discomfort over your lifetime.

Caring For Your Night Guard

When you wake up in the morning, you should immediately remove your night guard and brush it, then lay it on a clean surface to dry before putting it back into its case. You should also brush your teeth at this time.

Beyond this, all you have to do is deep clean your night guard once a week. The simplest way to do this is to use over-the-counter denture cleaning tablets. Put your night guard in some water, drop in a denture tablet, and let it work according to the packaging instructions.