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Protect your teeth while you sleep with a night guard!

Questions & answers

Night guards

What are night guards?

Night guards are a type of mouth guard worn to protect your teeth while you sleep. They are custom-made to fit your mouth comfortably so that you can rest easily while also keeping your smile safe.

When are night guards recommended?

Night guards are typically recommended to treat bruxism, or teeth grinding or clenching. They may also be recommended to help manage TMJ disorders or related conditions. Our dentists will assess your teeth and oral health to determine if a night guard is the right option for you.

What is bruxism?

Bruxism, or teeth grinding and clenching, is a common dental condition that can damage your teeth and smile. This grinding and clenching can occur at any time, but it is most common at night. Signs of bruxism include:

  • A tired or tight feeling in the jaw when waking up
  • Chipped, flattened or cracked teeth
  • Excessively worn teeth
  • Frequent tension headaches and migraines
  • Increased tooth sensitivity
  • Indentations on the side of your tongue
  • Jaw, facial and ear pain

Night guards


Our dentists may recommend night guards to manage TMJ disorders and teeth grinding and protect your smile at night. This simple oral appliance is custom made to fit your mouth perfectly and help keep your teeth and smile healthy. Call Dentistry and Braces Group now to make an appointment and find out more about night guards!