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A custom night guard.

Night Guards

Maintaining good oral hygiene is not the only key to a beautiful smile. In the event that you grind your teeth, you can cause serious, irreversible damage to the integrity and look of your teeth. In order to address this, our patients often need mouthguards or night guards in order to keep their teeth from grinding throughout the day and/or night.

Grinding your teeth in your sleep can cause cracking, chips, and sensitivity of your teeth, as it removes the enamel from your teeth. Severe teeth grinding can cause:

  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (a type of jaw dysfunction)
  • Facial pain
  • Headaches
  • Discomfort when eating, biting, or talking
  • Cracking a tooth

If you do not take the steps to prevent teeth grinding from the start, you may end up needing restorative dentistry such as fillings or crowns.

The causes of teeth grinding can include:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Sleep disorders
  • An abnormal bite or teeth that are missing or crooked
  • A complication of Huntington or Parkinson’s disease
  • Hyperactivity disorders

If you or our team suspect teeth grinding, a professionally made night guard is a simple solution to avoid tooth damage. After custom fitting you with a night guard, you will be provided with either the information to purchase the mouth guard for you, or we will produce it for you ourselves.


Every year millions of individuals damage their teeth or jaw during a sport-related trauma. In order to help prevent this, our dentists strongly advise the use of a mouthguard during any sport, especially those who require a lot of bodily contact with people or other objects.

By wearing a mouthguard, you are significantly reducing the risk of damaging your teeth, cheeks, lips, tongue, or jaw. This sturdy piece of plastic sits comfortably over your teeth as a layer of protection within your mouth.

There are three types of mouthguards available, including pre-formed stock mouthguards, boil and bite mouthguards, and custom mouthguards developed by our dentists. Our office will help you to select the right mouthguard to specifically protect your smile.

Do you grind your teeth and need a guard? Ask our team today at (203) 323-5820 .

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