You might not think about it, but a lot can happen to your teeth while you sleep. From grinding to biting and clenching, many patients, unknowingly, abuse their teeth while they sleep. This can cause damage from wearing through enamel, to chipping, to damaging expensive dental repairs. These damages can lead to decay, spacing issues, and jaw misalignment. This grinding or clenching motion is called “bruxism”. Night guards, formerly known as “orthotics” can help. A night guard is a custom fitted plate that fits over the teeth on the top or bottom jaw, to cover and protect them from grinding and other sleep issues. Night guards are also a wise investment to protect new dental work, which can often be uncomfortable at first, and cause grinding and other detrimental behaviors.
Who Needs a Night Guard
Getting the right fit
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If you think you need a dental night guard, contact Capitol Hill Dentistry & Braces to schedule a consultation today. We will examine your teeth, discuss the situation and provide you with a custom night guard to suit your needs.