Dr. Zena Alshukri may recommend wearing a night guard if you suffer from bruxism. Bruxism, or chronic teeth grinding and clenching, can cause significant damage to your teeth and oral health. A night guard works to prevent this damage and keep your smile healthy. To schedule a consultation with our dentist and learn more about night guards in Tempe, Arizona, call An Amazing Smile, PLLC at 480-993-3696.
A night guard is a special mouth guard designed to protect your teeth from bruxism, or teeth grinding. Teeth grinding can cause damage to your smile over time, so if our dentist and team suspect you suffer from bruxism, they may recommend a night guard to protect your smile. Many people are unaware of whether they suffer from teeth grinding, as it occurs at night while they sleep. If you are suffering from bruxism, you may be experiencing the following symptoms:
- Chronic jaw, ear or facial pain
- Waking up with a tired or tight feeling in your jaw
- Tension headaches and migraines
- Severe tooth wear that leads to chipped, cracked or flattened teeth
- Worn down tooth enamel, revealing the inner layers of the tooth
- Indentations on the side of the tongue
- Tooth sensitivity
If you suspect you are suffering from bruxism, we recommend you visit our dentist for your very own custom-made night guard. Your night guard will be designed to fit comfortably and effectively protect your teeth from damage, ensuring the lasting health of your smile. To learn more about night guards and how they protect your smile from the negative effects of teeth grinding, we encourage you to contact us today!