Do you ever wake up with a HEADACHE or a TOOTHACHE? Do you ever wake up with SORENESS in your jaw? Do your teeth look DENTED or CHIPPED? If you answered YES to any of these questions, you MIGHT be GRINDING your teeth at night.
A treatment option for the effects of tooth grinding (or bruxing) is a NIGHT GUARD. A night guard works as a protective layer between your top and bottom teeth to prevent them from grinding (which may lead to CHIPPED or CRACKED teeth), and DECREASE STRAIN on your jaw muscles. While there are OTC appliances you can find at your local pharmacy, night guards prescribed by your dentist are made of HIGH QUALITY materials by a professional lab, and will fit your teeth LIKE A GLOVE!
At your appointment, we would take molds of your top and bottom teeth, and a record of your bite. And VOILÀ, in 2 weeks you will be on your way to protecting those pearly whites!
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