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When most of our family and friend hear “mouth guard,” they think of the kind they wore during sporting events. Oral mouth guards have a slightly more detailed purpose, and they’re a bit more advanced than the boil-and-chomp type. One kind of oral mouth guard is the night guard, which can stop nighttime teeth grinding and avert morning headaches and fractured teeth.

So how exactly do night guards work? By separating your layers of pearly whites, they effectively bring teeth grinding to a halt. However, night guards thwart the effects of teeth grinding, but they normally don’t stop the habit itself; but don’t worry, that’s what the guard is designed for. If you notice that there is momentous weakening to the night guard after wearing it for more than a few months, you might need to visit us about replacing it.

Have you noticed any morning headaches, earaches, or jaw uneasiness? Do you feel like you clench your chompers at night? If so, you may need to see us about teeth grinding and night guards. Teeth grinding is a serious disease, and it can cause major hurt to your pearly whites if you don’t treat it speedily. We’ll provide you with a night guard to prevent the damage from advancing, and we can fix any weakening that has already been caused.

If you’d like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Madalina Iorgulescu and our team at Morristown & Summit Prosthodontics in Summit, New Jersey, please call 908-273-0884 now.