Monroe Dental Arts

Do I need a nightguard for teeth clenching?

Bruxism or teeth grinding and clenching is a common problem that exerts significant force on your teeth. The results show up in the form of headaches, jaw, neck, and shoulder pain, and excessive wear on your teeth.     

man sleeping soundly after getting nightguardIt’s a widespread problem because it often occurs during sleep. The result is that teeth grinding and clenching often go undiagnosed, but the symptoms appear all the same Fortunately, once your dentist sees evidence of teeth grinding, a custom nightguard is often all our Monroe Township patients need for relief.

How a Nightguard Can Help

A nightguard acts as a protective barrier by making it impossible for your upper and lower teeth to come into direct contact. This minimizes the stress placed on your teeth, gives your jaw joint a chance to rest and recover, and helps reduce painful symptoms.

Dr. H.K. Virdee will design your customized night guards using impressions taken of your teeth. This ensures a comfortable, snug fit and makes a nightguard an effective weapon against the ravages of teeth grinding and clenching.

Do You Need a Nightguard for Teeth Grinding?

If you are dealing with the painful symptoms of teeth grinding or clenching, you owe it to yourself to call Monroe Dental Arts to schedule an appointment. Dr. Virdee has helped many of her Monroe Township patients find relief with a customized nightguard. Call us at (609) 662-4406 to schedule an appointment so we can help you too.

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