Night Guards Jacksonville And Live Oak Florida Dentists

Over time, constant grinding and clenching can do damage to your teeth. Most patients unconsciously engage in this behavior when they sleep which makes it hard to avoid or control. Easing the discomfort felt the next day and protecting your teeth is made easier with a personalized night guard from our Jacksonville and Live Oak, FL, dentists that is customized to your unique dental anatomy.

Here’s what you need to know about night guards, also known as bite splints.

What Is Bruxism?

Bruxism is a condition that occurs when there is excessive teeth grinding or clenching. Technically, bruxism can happen whether you’re awake or asleep though instances during the day are easier to take note of and curb. Both adults and children can potentially be affected by this issue.

You may be experiencing bruxism if you notice:

  • Dull headaches when you wake up
  • Chipped, loose, or cracked teeth
  • Pain in your jaw, namely around the joints (possible TMJ disorder)
  • Worn tooth enamel
  • Tooth sensitivity or pain
  • Discomfort in your face, neck, or ears (feels like an earache)
  • Disruptions in your sleep

If you are tired of dealing with any of the above symptoms, please speak with our dentists. After a quick oral exam and a few screening questions, we can develop a treatment plan that includes a night guard for you to wear.

Custom Night Guards vs. Store-Bought

Of course, you can go to the store and find countless night guards from the stock options to the boil-and-bite variety. While affordable, the problem lies in their fit. Store-bought night guards are not entirely customized to you and in turn, may not be the most comfortable or effective.

Our dentists take impressions of your teeth before sending those out to a dental lab for fabrication. This process ensures that the final product will fit perfectly and be longer lasting thanks to the durable materials used.

Your Teeth Deserve Rest Too

Enjoy a better night’s sleep and protect your teeth at the same time with a custom bite splint from our dentists in Jacksonville and Live Oak, FL. Call Higgins & White Dentistry today or request an appointment online!

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