Nightguards in Jaffrey, NH
Do you grind your teeth at night? You may need to wear a night guard. Monadnock Dental can help you find the right guard for your needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
What are night guards?
Who would benefit most from a dental night guard?
If you suffer from any of the following symptoms, you may benefit from a night guard:
- Worn down, cracked, or chipped teeth
- Tooth pain and sensitivity
- Bruxism (teeth grinding)
- Jaw pain
These symptoms can be related to the following problems, and we can help diagnose the underlying issue to help treat your symptoms:
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes people to stop breathing for short periods during sleep. This can lead to night-time teeth grinding and clenching, which will, in turn, help relieve snoring and breathing problems.
Bruxism is a condition that causes people to grind or clench their teeth. This can happen day or night, but nighttime teeth grinding is more common. Bruxism is often caused by stress and can lead to headaches and trouble sleeping.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. TMJ disorder is a condition that causes pain and dysfunction in the jaw muscles. Nighttime teeth grinding and clenching from TMJ can lead to a sore jaw.
Other Breathing Problems
When the upper or lower teeth and jaw are not correctly aligned, it can cause problems with breathing. This can lead to night-time teeth grinding and clenching.
How to Care for a Night Guard
To keep your night guard in good condition, you should:
- Clean it regularly with toothpaste and water after you wear it
- Rinse it off after use and allow it to air dry completely
- Avoid storing it in direct sunlight or near heat sources
- Always store your night guard in a case when you aren’t wearing it
- Keep the case clean and dry
FAQs About Night Guards
Contact Monadnock Dental for a Night Guards in Jaffrey, NH
Sleep apnea and bruxism are common conditions that can lead to serious dental problems if left untreated. Night guards are an effective way to protect your teeth and preserve your oral health.
Monadnock Dental Associates provides night guards for patients in Jaffrey, NH. If you think you may benefit from a night guard, contact us today to schedule an appointment with our dentist.