What is a night guard?

A night guard is a type of mouth guard that you wear only at night while you sleep. Dr. Brandon Schvaneveldt, our friendly dentist, may recommend a night guard if you suffer from bruxism. Night guards can effectively protect your teeth from the effects of bruxism and improve the health of your smile.

What is bruxism?

Bruxism is also known as teeth grinding and clenching. If you grind and clench your teeth, you may not even be aware of the condition because many people grind their teeth while they sleep. If you experience the following signs and symptoms, you may suffer from bruxism:

  • Very worn, flattened, cracked, or chipped teeth
  • Jaw pain or tightness in the jaw muscles
  • Frequent tension headaches or migraines
  • Facial pain and ear pain

Do I need a night guard?

If you suffer from bruxism, Dr. Brandon Schvaneveldt may recommend a night guard in Logan, Utah. A night guard helps to prevent tooth grinding and clenching during sleep and keeps your teeth protected from damage and wear. For more information on night guards and how we can treat bruxism, we welcome you to call us at Ridge View Smile Care soon.