What is a mouth guard?
A mouth guard is a dental appliance that is used to protect your smile. A mouth guard typically works by fitting over your teeth to prevent damage and injury.
What is a night guard?
A night guard is a special type of mouth guard that is used to treat bruxism. If our seasoned dentists suspect that you suffer from bruxism, they may recommend a night guard in Springdale, Arkansas to protect your teeth from damage and treat bruxism as you sleep.
What is bruxism?
Bruxism is also known as teeth grinding and clenching. Many people who suffer from bruxism are unaware of the condition because it occurs while they sleep. Common signs of bruxism include:
- Jaw pain, facial pain, and ear pain
- A tired or tight feeling in the jaw
- Frequent tension headaches and migraines
- Excessive tooth wear, leading to chipped, flattened, cracked, or very worn teeth
Do I need a night guard?
If you notice the signs of bruxism, you may benefit from a custom night guard. Dr. Parham will determine whether a night guard is the right choice for your smile. We invite you to contact us at J. PARHAM DENTISTRY today to learn more about night guards and how we can treat bruxism. We are dedicated to providing the best possible care for your smile.