Night Guards

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WHAT ARE NIGHTGUARDS?

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Sleeping with a dental night guard is like having insurance for your teeth. Our near Willowbrook dentists prescribe night guards to help prevent, protect, and treat conditions impacted by bruxism.  So, book a consultation for a mouth guard for grinding teeth in Westmont, IL, by calling (630) 812-7755 or messaging Evolve Dentistry online.

WHAT IS BRUXISM?

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Typically, night guards are worn to protect against a reasonably common condition known as bruxism. Bruxism is habitual teeth grinding and jaw clenching. Furthermore, bruxism treatment via teeth-grinding guards protects the teeth, gums, and TMJ from unnecessary, harmful tension. Custom-fit nightguards create barriers between the upper and lower teeth.

DID YOU KNOW THAT NIGHTTIME TEETH CLENCHING AND GRINDING CAN BE A SYMPTOM OF AN UNDERLYING CONDITION?

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Many patients with bruxism ask, “Why do I grind my teeth in my sleep?” According to the Military Health System and Defense Health Agency, up to 30% of people grind their teeth in some way. While people brux for different reasons, often, oral health specialists point to excess stress and personality as reasons for habitual grinding teeth. For instance, evidence supports that individuals with imbalanced neurotransmitters exhibit bruxism behaviors. Likewise, bruxism is associated with patients with nervous tension, aggressive, or overly competitive tendencies.

HOW IT WORKS

At Evolve Dentistry, we might suggest nightguards as a minimally invasive way to stop clenching teeth and jaws:

BEFORE

During a dental check-up, your near Willowbrook, IL, dentist will look for signs of bruxism, like flattened dental surfaces. If bruxism symptoms are present, then your general dentist will suggest treatment. Usually, starting with behavioral changes (like being taught how to rest the mouth properly) or teeth-grinding guards.

DURING

The first step in creating a night guard is getting a mold of your teeth. We use digital scanning devices to ensure the patient feels comfortable instead of using bulky, gross, gooey molding materials. Then, these highly detailed digital molds are sent to our trusted dental lab.

AFTER

When your  night guard returns to our office, we will call you back for a final fitting. Once we determine that your night guard fits perfectly, we ask you to wear it every night to protect your teeth from bruxism.

WHAT ISSUES CAN A NIGHT GUARD SOLVE?

Teeth grinding guards are a preventive dentistry measure worn at night to prevent damage and soreness from nighttime bruxism. Do you notice that you grind your teeth while you’re awake? Well, you can certainly wear your night guard during these times to protect your teeth against this destructive behavior.

IS IT TIME TO VISIT A DENTIST IN WILLOWBROOK, IL?

Are you looking for stand-out dentistry services in Willowbrook, IL, or surrounding areas? If so, schedule an appointment at Evolve Dentistry by calling (630) 812-7755 or messaging us online. We look forward to assisting you and your loved ones.

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