What are night guards?

Night guards are a type of dental appliance used to prevent patients from damaging their teeth. Most often, night guards are used to prevent bruxism, which leads to multiple other conditions. Bruxism is also known as teeth grinding and is characterized by the excessive grinding of your back teeth and/or clenching of the jaw. Bruxism can lead to worn teeth, aching muscles, and migraines. Night guards in Burlington, North Carolina are made of a comfortable yet durable plastic to prevent teeth grinding. Our skilled dentist, Dr. Monahan, will custom make your night guard so it fits perfectly over your teeth. Certain night guards are also able to gently reposition your jaw during sleep to reduce your risk for sleep apnea and help you have a better night’s sleep.

We also offer other types of mouth guards to meet your needs. Mouth guards are often used by patients who live active lifestyles and participate in sports such as football, basketball, and soccer. Our entire dental team is passionate about protecting and caring for your smile. Night guards and mouth guards are just one of the many tools we use to keep your smile healthy and happy. For more information, we invite you to contact a member of our dental team today. We look forward to caring for your smile!