If you wake up with headaches and muscle tension, or if you notice that your teeth are cracked and worn down, you may be experiencing bruxism, or the clenching and grinding of teeth at night. Our dentist at Ace Dentistry Family Dental & Cosmetic Dentist provides custom night guards to help prevent the damaging effects of bruxism. We invite you to contact our office at 678-562-1555 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pallavi Rakesh, and to learn more about how you can protect your smile from teeth grinding with night guards in Alpharetta, Georgia.Night guards are a type of mouth guard that is often used to protect teeth from the effects of bruxism, or the condition of teeth clenching and grinding. While bruxism can occur during both the day and the night, most cases tend to occur subconsciously while sleeping. When you visit our dentist, she can look for signs of bruxism to help you know if you could benefit from using a night guard. Some of the most common signs of nighttime bruxism include:

  • Frequent or constant pain in the ear, face, or jaw
  • Waking up with a sore or tired jaw
  • Regular migraines or tension headaches
  • Extensive wear to the teeth, which often leads to cracked, flatter, or chipped teeth
  • Worn tooth enamel, sometimes to the point of exposing the dentin and other inner layers
  • Tooth-like indentations on the sides of the tongue
  • Greater tooth sensitivity, due to exposed inner layers

If you notice any of the above signs of bruxism, you could benefit from receiving a custom night guard. There are several different types of night guards, and each one is made to comfortably fit your unique smile, providing optimum protection while letting you sleep soundly. We invite you to learn more about the effects of bruxism and the different types of night guards that our dentist offers by calling or visiting us today and setting up your appointment. We are here to care for your smile!

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