Night Guards in Sparks, NV | bruxism, grinding guard, snoring guard | Teeth grinding, worn down teeth, jaw pain, irritated gums, teeth clenching, TMJ

Sparks Family Dentistry

 Thomas A.J. Basora, D.D.S.

340 Pyramid Way & D Street
Sparks, NV 89431

775.359.3336

Night Guards
 

Many people are afflicted with bruxism, or teeth grinding. Some people may do this consciously during the day, but it is a larger problem at night while you are asleep. Grinding your teeth can damage enamel, wear down teeth, create fractures of cusps/crowns, cause jaw pain and cause your gums to receed. The noise from teeth grinding can also disturb your spouse's sleep if loud enough.

If you grind your teeth you should consider a night guard. The 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. All night guards are custom fitted for comfort and to allow for proper breathing. Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and have the night guard created by a dental lab. Night guards are very durable and can be used for up to 10 years.  Heavy grinders or those with powerful jaw muscles may need to have nightguards fabricated more frequently.

There are also some things that you can do to try to stop teeth grinding. Refrain from chewing gum and beef jerky or from chewing on objects like pens. You should also avoid alcoholic drinks and drinks with caffeine, as these can increase the likelihood you will grind your teeth. If you suspect you might be grinding your teeth at night set up an appointment with us today for an evaluation.

 
 
Sparks, NV Dentist. Dr. Thomas Basora provides Night Guards, bruxism, grinding guard, snoring guard to patients suffering from Teeth grinding, worn down teeth, jaw pain, irritated gums, teeth clenching, TMJ in Reno, Carson City, NV, Portola, CA, . Reno Dentist providing Night Guards in Sparks, NV, Nevada.