Do you get facial discomfort in the mornings, particularly around your jaw? Does it feel like some of your teeth are sensitive or loose? You might be clenching your jaw muscles for long periods of time, a condition known as bruxism. Many people experience this at some point and it could be treated with a night guard.
It can appear like a plastic athletic sports guard and it’s possible that our dentist may be able to be make it for your upper or lower jaw. Worn inside your mouth, a night guard may keep you from grinding your teeth. They can help cushion your teeth from the clenching forces and could stop your teeth from grinding together, which can prevent further damage from taking place.
In order for your custom night guard to be made, Dr. LeeAnn Hatfield may need an impression of your smile. Before you wear it each night, we recommend that you brush your teeth so that you can limit what is transferred to the guard.
If you live near Greer, South Carolina, and would like more information about night guards, please call Hatfield Cosmetic & Family Dentist at 864-968-8811. Our top priority is your dental health and we look forward to helping you.