At Smile at Ashburn Dental, we understand the importance of protecting your smile, even while you sleep. Night guards are a valuable tool in safeguarding your teeth and jaw from the damaging effects of bruxism (teeth grinding) and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
What are Night Guards?
Night guards, also known as occlusal guards or dental splints, are custom-made oral appliances designed to be worn during sleep. They provide a protective barrier between your upper and lower teeth, preventing them from grinding or clenching against each other. Night guards also help alleviate the stress placed on your jaw joints, reducing symptoms associated with TMJ disorders.
A Customized Experience
During your visit, our dentist will take impressions of your teeth to create a custom-fitted night guard. Once your night guard is ready, we will provide instructions on how to properly wear and care for it. It should be worn nightly as directed, ensuring a comfortable and secure fit. Regular check-ups will be scheduled to monitor the condition of your night guard and make any necessary adjustments.
Benefits of Night Guards in Ashburn, Virginia
- Protecting Teeth: Night guards provide a cushioning effect, preventing tooth-on-tooth contact and minimizing the risk of dental damage caused by grinding or clenching.
- Relieving Jaw Discomfort: By reducing the pressure on your jaw joints, night guards can help alleviate TMJ-related pain, headaches and jaw muscle fatigue.
- Preventing Tooth Sensitivity: Night guards act as a barrier, shielding teeth from enamel wear and reducing tooth sensitivity caused by grinding.
- Improving Sleep Quality: Night guards promote better sleep by minimizing disruptive teeth grinding noises and preventing interruptions due to jaw discomfort.
- Preserving Dental Work: If you have dental restorations, such as crowns or veneers, night guards help protect and extend their lifespan by reducing excessive forces during grinding or clenching.
Protect Your Smile From Damage Today!
Think a night guard is the right choice for you? Schedule a consultation today at 703-239-7575 to discuss the benefits of night guards and let Dr. Mina Armanious provide you with a customized solution to protect your smile throughout the night.