Custom Night Guards
It is estimated that at least 70% of adults experience the adverse effects of teeth grinding and clenching, commonly known as bruxism. The primary cause of bruxism is stress, from modern lifestyle. Grinding and clenching not only result in excessive tooth wear but can also lead to muscle tenderness and soreness in the face and neck, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) problems, as well as pain and dysfunction associated with arthritis. Additionally, nocturnal bruxism is directly associated with sleep apnea.
At Dental Esthetics Boston, our specialist Prosthodontists can provide you with a night guard, which is a plastic mouthpiece designed to fit over your upper teeth. This custom night guard effectively reduces the damaging effects of teeth clenching or grinding. Additionally, night guards can assist in correcting your bite by properly aligning your teeth.
If you have any inquiries regarding custom night guards or wish to schedule a smile consultation with one of our specialist Prosthodontists, please do not hesitate to contact us.