Night Guard is a dental device that people usually put on their teeth when they sleep (or wake up, depending on when they gnash their teeth) to protect their teeth and jaw.
Nightguards may be made of acrylic, a type of plastic, acetate or vinyl, a type of rubber, or an amalgam of metals such as cobalt and chromium.
Depending on the severity of the problem, the dentist will recommend the most appropriate type of night guard.
It is essential to understand that Night Guard does not cure gritted teeth.
In some people, chronic gnashing of teeth can cause fractures, loosening, or even tooth loss.
If you wake up in the morning with pain or discomfort in your jaw, ear or head, it may be because you are gnashing your teeth during sleep.
Although good habits such as eliminating caffeine from your diet and exercising or doing other stress-relieving strategies can help, these are unreliable treatments.
The function of the night guard is to restrain the teeth and absorb the pressure caused by grinding teeth.
To use it, you must press it against your teeth when you go to bed or are stressed.
You do not need any other work and will not feel any pain.
In addition to feeling better, using a night guard prevents enamel wear and gum damage.
Enamel is a protective layer covering the tooth; for example, when we drink something cold or hot, it protects the tooth against tooth sensitivity.
The gum line covers the roots of the teeth and protects them from pain and bacterial infections.
Damage to the enamel and gums are the latent destructive effects of bruxism that often go unnoticed until later check-ups.
The tissue may be damaged by then, and the crown or other tooth structures may need extensive repair and treatment.
Enamel erosion and sagging gum lines are just some of the problems associated with tooth displacement.
If you have orthodontics, do you remember the whole time you had braces in your mouth so that you could find regular teeth?
Aligning teeth is often considered a cosmetic treatment. However, misaligned teeth can cause toothache, bite the cheek or tongue when eating, or even prevent a person from breathing well through the nose.