What is bruxism?

Bruxism is an oral condition also known as teeth grinding and clenching. Bruxism can lead to several painful symptoms, as well as serious damage to your teeth. Grinding and clenching your teeth can stress and injure the muscles of your face and jaw.

 

What is a night guard?

A night guard is a special type of mouth guard that is designed to treat bruxism. Many people grind and clench their teeth while they sleep, causing damage that they may not even be aware of. The night guard fits over your teeth and prevents teeth grinding and clenching during sleep. Our caring dentists, Drs. Sam and Melanie Huckabee, provide custom-made night guards to protect your smile and alleviate the painful symptoms of bruxism.

 

Do I need a night guard?

If you suffer from bruxism, a night guard might be what you need to prevent pain and tooth damage. You may suffer from bruxism if you experience frequent headaches and migraines, severely worn or flattened teeth, tooth pain, jaw pain, facial pain, or ear pain. We encourage you to contact us at Huckabee Family Dentistry today to learn more about night guards in and how we can help you live free from the pain of bruxism.