We all know that we have to protect our smiles, but have you considered the importance of doing so while you’re sleeping? Night guards are designed to keep your teeth healthy and safe even while you are catching those ever-so-important hours of sleep.
Some patients may find themselves waking up with unexplainable headaches or feel as though they are tired even after getting plenty of sleep. In this case, you should consider investing in a nightguard to help protect your teeth while you sleep. While grinding your teeth occasionally will usually not cause any significant damage, doing so on a regular basis – especially at night – can create some serious problems, including:
- abnormal bites,
- a sore jaw,
- crooked teeth,
- and even tooth loss and damage.
If your bruxism is triggered by stress or anxiety, it is likely occurring at night and, therefore, is more difficult to control. The dentists at Chicago Dental Arts specialize in creating a custom night guard that will prevent any damage that may be caused by excessive nighttime grinding. The customization process yields an ultra-comfortable night guard that also offers a maximum level of protection, which doesn’t interfere with your sleep. A custom night guard is made by taking impressions of your teeth and molding the guard to your mouth. This will cushion the molars and prevent your mouth from grinding while you’re sleeping. In fact, this night guard may also help your partner sleep better as well, as it will reduce the noise that you once made while grinding your teeth at night.
Custom Night Guard Dentists Chicago Area
Our team at Chicago Dental Arts offers three offices conveniently located in Skokie, Hinsdale and Streeterville, in the heart of Downtown. For more information on our custom-made night guards, please call us or fill out the appointment form – a courteous and knowledgeable member of our team will get back to you in no time!
Don’t let bruxism ruin your teeth or your self-confidence – call Chicago Dental Arts for a custom-fitted night guard today! You’ll walk out of our office feeling confident about your new night guard knowing that it is designed to better your smile and your health.
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