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First Sierra Dental | Night Guards in Fresno

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Many people are afflicted with bruxism, or teeth grinding. Some people may do this consciously during the day, but most people grind their teeth at night while sleeping. Grinding your teeth can cause damage to the enamel and supporting structures and can also contribute to pain in your jaw or jaw joints. Wear on the enamel may become so severe, people can experience sensitivity to cold and hot.

If you grind your teeth you should consider a night guard. The night guard, which is very similar to a mouth guard worn by athletes, provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth while you sleep. All night guards are custom fitted for comfort and to allow for proper breathing. Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and have the night guard created by a dental lab. Night guards are very durable and can be used for up to 10 years.

There are also some things that you can do to try to stop teeth grinding. You can train your jaw to be free and easy, rather than clenching. Refrain from chewing gum or on other objects like ice. You should also avoid alcoholic drinks and drinks with caffeine, as these can increase the likelihood you will grind your teeth. If you suspect you might be grinding your teeth at night set up an appointment with us today. Having a night guard can help save your teeth for many years to come.

First Sierra Dental in Fresno CA