Dr. Farhad Sharifi may recommend a night guard if you grind and clench your teeth at night. This condition, known as bruxism, can cause significant damage to your teeth, smile and oral health. Night guards work to protect your teeth while you sleep so that you can enjoy a healthier smile. Call North Coast Dental Excellence today at 760-941-1414 to schedule your appointment with our dentist and learn more about night guards in Oceanside, California.
Night guards are a specialized type of mouth guard designed to protect your teeth from the damaging effects of bruxism, or teeth grinding and clenching. While teeth grinding can occur at any time, it is very common at night while you are asleep. Unfortunately, this also means that many people with bruxism do not realize that they have it. Some common signs of bruxism include:
- Persistent pain and discomfort in your jaw, face or ears
- A tired or tight feeling in your jaw when you wake
- Frequent headaches or migraines
- Chipped, flat or cracked teeth
- Excessively worn teeth, exposing the inner layers of your teeth
- Dents on the sides of your tongue
- Increased tooth sensitivity
If you notice any of these signs, we recommend that you ask our dentist about a night guard. This oral appliance is custom-made to fit your mouth perfectly, preventing further damage to your teeth so that you can rest easy.
We invite you to call our office today to find out more about the benefits of night guards and schedule your personal consultation with our caring dentist. We are dedicated to helping you maintain a healthy, strong smile for life.