Night Guards 101

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There are a lot of reasons why you’d want to wear a night guard. They’re used a lot more often than you’d think, too, with quite a few adults utilizing them on a nightly basis. The trick is knowing when you may need one, and especially why you might want to use them.

We want to help make this clear for you so that there’s no question on when these can help you and your teeth. Today we’ll take a deeper look into the world of night guards.

What do they do?
The primary reason that you’ll have a dentists recommend a night guard is to help prevent damage if you grind your teeth during your sleep. While this is fairly common, if you don’t address the problem, you’ll end up with severely damaged teeth. To avoid that, a night guard is crucial.

How do they help?
A night guard helps because it prevents your teeth from grinding against each other all night long. You’ll also be able to avoid any potential issues with your jaw and joint, since grinding and clenching teeth, can cause both of those.

Here at Familia Dental our goal is to help you have the best oral health possible. That includes teeth that are fully healthy and functional. If you have any questions about night guards or want to learn more about the process, please call us today at (833) 225-0853 to book an appointment with our dental team at a location nearest you!