Many people are afflicted with bruxism, or teeth grinding. Some people may do this consciously during the day or at bedtime. Grinding your teeth can damage enamel, wear down teeth, cause jaw pain, or irritate your gums. We offer two types of night guards.
If you grind your teeth you should consider a night guard. The full night guard, which is very similar to a mouth guard worn by athletes, provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth while you sleep. The NTI (Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition) appliance is an intra-oral small appliance that is used to stop or severely reduce the clenching of a patient while he or she is sleeping. Such intense clenching can cause severe headaches, ear pain, wear of teeth, sensitivity of teeth and tooth fracture. This appliance is approved by the FDA for helping with migraine headaches and tension headaches. We fabricate night guards and NTI’s which are custom fitted for comfort, and usage. Your dentist will take an impression or digital scan of your teeth and have the night guard created by a dental lab. Call us today for a consultation!