A night guard serves as an essential protective device for individuals grappling with bruxism, a condition marked by involuntary teeth grinding and jaw clenching, particularly during sleep. Bruxism can lead to a range of dental issues and discomfort, making a night guard an invaluable tool in safeguarding dental health. Our dentists and team are committed to identifying signs of bruxism and providing appropriate treatments, such as the use of a night guard, to mitigate its impacts.

Bruxism often goes unnoticed by those affected due to its occurrence primarily at night. However, there are several telltale symptoms that can signal the need for a closer examination. These symptoms include:

  • Persistent jaw, facial or ear discomfort
  • Waking up with a sensation of jaw tightness or fatigue
  • The occurrence of frequent tension headaches or migraines
  • Noticeable wear on teeth leading to chips, flattening, cracks or significant enamel erosion
  • Impressions on the tongue’s sides
  • Heightened tooth sensitivity

Recognizing these symptoms early can be crucial in preventing the adverse effects of bruxism, such as severe dental damage and discomfort. A custom-fitted night guard plays a pivotal role in this preventive approach. Tailored specifically to each individual’s dental anatomy, a night guard ensures a comfortable fit, enabling uninterrupted sleep while offering robust protection against the physical stresses of teeth grinding and clenching.

For more information about night guards in DeWitt and Stuttgart, Arkansas, and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Randall Hestir, Dr. J. Doug Allen, Dr. John (Holt) Hestir or Dr. Catriona Oltmann, please contact our office today. We are committed to helping you protect your teeth, smile and oral wellbeing.

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