Night guards in Chicago, Illinois, may be recommended by our dentist if you are prone to jaw clenching or teeth grinding at night. To learn more information about this service here at Shoreline Dental Chicago or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mollie K. Rojas, give us a call today at (312) 266-9487.
A night guard is a mouth guard you wear while you are sleeping to prevent teeth grinding or clenching, also known as bruxism. Many patients grind or clench their teeth in their sleep without even knowing it, and they are unable to stop the habit on their own because they cannot control what they do when they sleep. A night guard can protect your teeth while you sleep.
Common signs and symptoms of bruxism include the following:
- Chronic jaw, facial or ear pain
- Waking with a tired or tight feeling in the jaw
- Frequent tension headaches and migraines
- Chipped, flattened, cracked or worn teeth
- Worn tooth enamel that exposes the inner layers of the tooth
- Indentations on the sides of the tongue
- Tooth sensitivity
Our dentist and team can check for signs of bruxism in your smile and let you know if we think a night guard might provide some relief and give your teeth a rest from your nightly grinding habits. We will customize your night guard to fit over your teeth comfortably so that you can sleep well while protecting your teeth. Call to schedule an appointment for your night guard today!