Using Night Guards for Tooth Grinding

Gum Guard Perspective

If you suffer from tooth grinding, or bruxism, you are doing serious damage to your teeth. If you do not seek treatment, you will wear your teeth down over time and can possibly even lose them. You will also run the risk of doing serious damage to your jaw joint. A night guard is a treatment method that is very commonly used to treat tooth grinding.

There are basically two types of night guards that you can use. One of them is referred to as a boil-and-bite night guard, and it can be purchased from a pharmacy with no prescription. You basically boil the appliance, let it cool for a few moments, and then gently bite on it to shape it to your teeth. This type will do in a pinch, but it is much better to get a night guard that has been custom-designed by our dentist in Agoura Hills. A night guard that is designed by a dentist will be more comfortable and also more effective at protecting your teeth from harm. While more expensive than a boil-and-bite night guard, it is strongly recommended getting a professionally designed night guard.

If you suffer from tooth grinding, contact our expert in night guard in Agoura Hills to schedule a consultation.

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