A night guard is a custom made dental appliance designed to protect teeth from damage due to clenching or grinding of the teeth, or bruxism. Night guards may also provide some relief to patients suffering from jaw joint (TMJ) problems. Bruxing can put enormous pressure on the muscles, tooth ligaments, and other surrounding structures of the jaw and can cause jaw joint disorders, headaches, neck pain, jaw pain, ear pain, tooth pain, tense muscles, and excessive wear on the teeth. These symptoms together generally are referred to as temperomandibular joint disorders (TMD).
A night guard is a simple non-invasive solution for protecting your teeth and jaws from the damaging effects of bruxism. Unlike less comfortable and less effective store-bought varieties, our night guards are custom made to fit your mouth and when worn as directed will protect teeth from damage and may reduce symptoms associated with TMD.