Night And Mouth Guards
Night & Mouth Guards
As it’s completely normal to develop dental issues as you’re awake, it’s also very common to develop them while you’re asleep. As we sleep, we humans tend to grind or clench our teeth, which might be caused by a dream. Day after day of clenching or grinding while you sleep can mean the weakening of the enamel inside your mouth. Although this condition is hard to detect, it’s important to ensure that you have the proper protection to minimize damage. Here at Cardinal Dental in La Mesa, California, we are proud to specialize in mouth guards that are worn to protect your teeth while you sleep. These comfortable, easy-to-wear night guards are essential to give your enamel the protection it deserves. Waking up with a sore jaw? Experiencing a toothache shortly after waking up? If so, then you might benefit from the use of a mouth guard.
Although jaw clenching and teeth grinding are very common among adults and children, being aware that you’re doing it can be tricky. However, here are some common signs to look out for:
- Teeth feel sensitive
- Recurring headaches
- Feeling stiffness in the jaw
- Persistent jaw and facial pain
- Pain in the ears
- Depressions on the side of your tongue
- You notice worn down enamel
- Chipped or flattened teeth
If you notice any of these issues, then you could be dealing with teeth clenching and/or teeth grinding problems. If not treated quickly, you could be dealing with some pretty serious dental issues. By scheduling routine checkups, your dentist can usually detect if there’s a problem, then offer solutions based around your needs.
As night guards are meant to be worn only at night, mouth guards can be worn during many different activities during the day. To protect the jaw and teeth during sports or other physical activities, mouth guards can be very beneficial. As fast, jerky movements can cause you to bite your tongue or chip your teeth, these comfortable mouth guards help to protect these precious areas.
Call Cardinal Today!
From routine checkups and cleanings to custom night and mouth guard solutions, Cardinal Dental is here for you! Located in La Mesa, CA, we have a professional, caring team of dental experts who are focused on improving your dental health. Not sure if you could benefit from a mouth guard? Whether you play physical sports or notice jaw pain when you wake up in the morning, the use of a mouth guard can be very beneficial for your oral health. Call Cardinal Dental today to schedule your next dental checkup!