Most of us unconsciously grind and clench our teeth during the day, but by night it can become a big problem, as it can damage the tooth enamel, wear down teeth, cause jaw pain or irritate your gums and the noise caused by teeth grinding at night can also disturb your spouse’s sleep. The talented and experienced dentists at the Aastha Dental & ENT Clinic based in Delhi, India recommends a night guard. Night guards fit over the teeth and are worn at night to prevent teeth grinding and clenching during sleep.
Before our dentist fits a patient with a night guard, they will initially conduct a complete oral examination, and will discuss the symptoms with you. This will help both the patient and the dentist properly diagnose the condition and determine the severity of your Bruxism. If the dentist decides that you would benefit from a dental night guard, they will proceed to prepare a night guard by taking the exact impression of your teeth, and measurements, so that you receive a night guard that fits well and is comfortably around your teeth.
For patients who suffer from chronic teeth grinding and clenching, a custom-made night guard from our dental clinic is the best option. These custom made night guards, will fit comfortably over your teeth, preventing them from touching the mouth. In this way, night guards can reduce your risk for enamel erosion, cracked teeth, and other forms of dental damage that stem from Bruxism. Whilst, there are pre-made, over the counter night guards that can be purchased, however they can be uncomfortable, and they can hinder normal breathing patterns. Therefore, professionally and custom made devices are much more comfortable and effective and cost more, they are well worth the investment.
Night guards can have a wonderful impact on your overall wellness. If Bruxism, or tooth grinding is left untreated, it can lead to severe dental damage, and may even require significant restorative treatment. Night guards can also prevent damage to a patient’s dental fillings, crowns, other restoration work and prevent expenses in the future.