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By Golden Dental
April 02, 2018
Category: Dental Care
Tags: Night Guard  

Up to 10% of adults are affected by nighttime bruxism, or teeth grinding or clenching. Since this condition takes place primarily at night, nigth guardmany people’s partners recognize the symptoms before the patient themselves. Luckily, your dentist can help you control your bruxism symptoms and get your sleep on track with a night guard. Find out more about night guards and when they become necessary with Dr. Roland Markarian at Golden Dental in Lancaster, CA.

What is a night guard? 
A night guard is a customized, thin piece of acrylic or plastic. A dental laboratory creates the night guard based on a mold of the mouth taken by your dentist. The laboratory technician carefully forms the guard to ensure that it fits perfectly into your smile. In addition to a good fit, a customized night guard is less bulky and more comfortable than over-the-counter “boil-and-bite” variety night guards.

Can a night guard help me? 
Bruxism can cause some symptoms which may not immediately correlate to grinding your teeth. Chronic headaches and TMJ disorder are often linked to teeth clenching or grinding. Additionally, a toothache, cracked tooth, or weakened tooth can also be attributed to bruxism. A night guard helps manage or even prevent these issues from happening in the first place, meaning that if you suffer from these problems, you may benefit from a night guard.

Custom Night Guards in Lancaster, CA
If you think you may suffer from bruxism, a night guard may be able to help you overcome your symptoms and enjoy a good night’s sleep free from grinding or clenching. Your dentist will require that you have an appointment to assess the state of your smile and whether or not this treatment option is your best option. Your dentist will also need to take an impression of your mouth to send to the dental laboratory creating your night guard.

For more information on night guards, please contact Dr. Roland Markarian at Golden Dental in Lancaster, CA. Call 661-948-8100 to schedule your consultation for a custom night guard with Dr. Markarian today!

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