Stress is a fact of life, and everyone deals with it in different ways. If you cope with stress by grinding or clenching your teeth, you risk damaging your smile and causing yourself discomfort. To keep your smile intact, call Jacksonville Office Phone Number904-620-9225 to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. James J. McCall, for a custom night guard in Jacksonville, FL.
Night guards are usually recommended for patients who suffer from bruxism, or teeth grinding, at night. Most patients do not realize they suffer from bruxism, which often leads to damaged or sensitive teeth. Our friendly dentist can help diagnose this condition and recommend treatment to help mitigate it, such as a night guard, which is an oral appliance worn at night.
If you are unsure if you have bruxism, some symptoms of teeth grinding or clenching include:
- Severe soreness in the jaw, face or ear
- The muscles in your jaw feeling tired once you wake up
- Tension headaches or migraines
- Chipped, flat or cracked teeth
- Excessively worn tooth enamel
- Tongue indentations from your teeth
- Tooth sensitivity
Night guards are custom oral appliances that match your bite and fit comfortably over your teeth for a nonintrusive solution while you sleep. They protect your teeth from grinding against each other and help relieve the symptoms experienced by those with bruxism.
If you have been experiencing tooth and jaw discomfort after waking, give our office a call to schedule a consultation with our dentist. We are committed to helping your smile stay healthy and giving you the best possible care.