Mouth Guards for Teeth Grinding Morrow, GA


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About Night Guards in Morrow, GA

MINT dentistry is known for smile transformations, but as a comprehensive dental practice, we also offer options to protect your teeth from damage. Jaw clenching and teeth grinding (also known as bruxism) at night is a common condition that causes damage to your whole mouth. Although the most visible symptom is wear or damage to the surface of the teeth, bruxism can manifest as symptoms, like headaches, tooth pain, facial inflammation, plus pain in your jaw and neck. MINT dentistry's staff of board-certified doctors suggests night guards that are custom made to protect your mouth while you sleep. Custom night guards are crafted from high-quality materials utilizing cutting-edge technologies for a comfortable fit that also prevents damage caused by jaw clenching and teeth grinding, helping you to achieve a restful night of sleep. Learn more about custom night guards at MINT dentistry by arranging a consultation at our office in Morrow, GA.

Should I Get a Night Guard?

Nighttime teeth grinding, or nocturnal bruxism, may present one or several symptoms. You may benefit from a night guard if you often experience headaches when you wake up in the morning, plus swelling, tightness, or pain along your jaw. Other signs that may be alleviated with a night guard are loose teeth or fillings, worn-down enamel on the tops of your back teeth, tooth sensitivity, and receding gums. Nocturnal bruxism is typically a symptom of chronic stress, but it may also be the result of misaligned teeth, a sleep disorder, allergies, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). While your team of MINT dental professionals is assessing your bruxism, we also look for the cause of the condition so we can develop your best treatment plan.

How Do Night Guards Work?

To determine if you will benefit from a custom night guard, our team will first perform a thorough examination. You will be asked to relax in a massaging treatment chair with a pair of MINT sunglasses and Beats headphones while your exam is underway. Once we diagnose you with nocturnal bruxism, we will get impressions and digital x-rays of your mouth so your custom night guard can be designed. MINT dentistry will forward this information to a dental laboratory where your guard will be crafted with advanced technologies from high-quality materials. When your night guard is sent back to our office, we will schedule a fitting at our Morrow, GA dental center. We may make a few adjustments to your appliance to give you a more comfortable fit. Your team will also talk to you about how to take care of your guard so it remains in good condition for as long as possible.

Caring for Your Night Guard Appliance

To get the full benefits of your custom night guard, you will need to wear it whenever you sleep or as suggested by our MINT dentists. Your custom night guard should greatly reduce any problems of teeth grinding and jaw clenching; however, if it does not, please contact our office so we can address the problem immediately. To help keep your mouth and night guard healthy, you should brush your guard and teeth before and after each use. Please bring your night guard to all future appointments so we can make adjustments or repairs as needed.

The MINT Commitment

Dental insurance will likely cover some of the cost of a custom night guard if you are diagnosed with nocturnal bruxism. If you have PPO dental insurance, our office will contact your provider to understand the coverage of your specific policy. During your consultation, a MINT dentistry team member will try to estimate the cost of your night guard. In order to have your night guard fit into your budget, MINT dentistry accepts numerous forms of payment, including low-interest medical financing. We are dedicated to helping all patients in Morrow, GA achieve great oral health. For patients who don't have PPO dental insurance, get more information on the MINT Discount Plan.

Protect Your Smile

Teeth grinding can cause pain and be detrimental to your overall health. Night guards are an effective treatment to get better sleep by treating the unpleasant side effects of nocturnal bruxism (teeth grinding and jaw clenching). Night guards from MINT dentistry can help to boost your overall oral health while reducing the risk of more expensive issues. To learn more about nocturnal bruxism and night guards, contact our practice in Morrow, GA to schedule an appointment with a board-certified MINT dentist.

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