Do you wake up with headaches, or teeth or jaw pain? If so, you should visit our Roswell, GA dental office for an examination. You may be in need of night guard. We can provide you with one designed to improve your oral health and even your quality of sleep. To learn more, call (770) 538-1148 and schedule an appointment with our 30075 dental office. At Marietta Roswell Dental Care, we provide superior level care and will use the latest in dental technology to ensure your teeth and gums are as healthy as they can be. Fitting patients with a night guard is often part of that process.
What are night guards?
Do I really need to wear a night guard?
If you are grinding your teeth at night – yes, you do. At Marietta Roswell Dental Care, we believe in the value of preventative care, and night guards are one of the ways we can prevent you from damaging your teeth. Since you only get one set of permanent teeth, allowing them to be ground down is unwise. The discomfort you will suffer and the cost you will incur to repair your teeth is simply not worth skipping out on this easy, preventative measure. We know that not all of our Roswell, GA patients enjoy the idea of wearing a guard, and we will not recommend doing so unless we are certain that it will be useful in solving your problems.
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Why do most people wear a night guard?
The exact reason you need one will be determined during your dental exam. Typically, they are worn to:
Prevent damage. If you have paid to repair your teeth or have had cosmetic work done to improve your appearance, teeth grinding could reverse all that the work. Even if your teeth have never needed repair, grinding can cause your teeth to chip, crack, or simply wear down. This translates into direct discomfort as the teeth flatten, and your dentin or nerves could become exposed. This can lead to feelings of sensitivity when you eat or drink. If this type of damage continues, you could end up with gum recession and even loose teeth. If you use a night guard, your upper and lower teeth will be unable to grind against each other and the potential damage will be avoided.
Nighttime teeth grinding can cause severe headaches and tooth pain in the morning. If you are regularly waking up in pain or feeling uncomfortable, this can be a sign that you need to wear a guard while sleeping. At Marietta Roswell Dental Care, we have found that many of our patients feel significantly better after wearing their guard for just a few days. The key is to continue wearing it every night. While some grinding is caused by stress or tension, there is no way to tell exactly what causes people to grind their teeth or to stop the body from attempting it. This is why continued use of the guard is necessary.
Severe grinding or jaw clenching can lead to TMJ disorder. This can be incredibly uncomfortable, typically starting out as a sore jaw in the morning with the occasional headache. If you experience these symptoms or have face pain, neck pain, or your jaw hurts while eating, call 770-538-1148 to schedule an appointment with our Roswell office right away. It is critical that you treat TMJ early by wearing a night guard and preventing your teeth from clenching or grinding in your sleep. Otherwise, TMJ can become severe. At this stage, some people find it difficult to even open their mouth, let alone eat or speak normally.
Are they comfortable to wear?
Can night guards help with sleep apnea?
How long will my night guard last?
What should I do to take care of my night guard?
Another way to keep your guard in good shape is to brush it regularly. Cleaning it is relatively easy. All you need to do is brush it with a soft toothbrush, toothpaste, and lukewarm water. This should remove the plaque that has built up on it. Additionally, you can try a special dental solution and soak it once per week. Be sure to dry it afterwards to prevent any bacteria buildup.
To learn more about night guards and how they can help you, call our 30075 dental office to schedule an appointment. You can reach us at (770) 538-1148.
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Marietta Roswell Dental Care was established in 1978
We accept the following payment methods: Cash, Check, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa
We serve patients from the following counties: Fulton County
We serve patients from the following cities: Roswell, Mountain Park, Alpharetta, Dunwoody, & Sandy Springs