If you grind and clench your teeth while sleeping, our talented dentist at Windward Dental Care may recommend a night guard. Teeth grinding and clenching, which is also known as bruxism, can cause significant damage and pain. You may suffer from bruxism if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Cracked, flattened, or worn down teeth
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Chronic facial pain
- Jaw pain or tightness in the jaw muscles
- Headaches and migraines
- Tired jaw muscles
A night guard treats bruxism by fitting over the teeth and preventing grinding and clenching during sleep. Dr. Kitchens will ensure that your night guard fits comfortably so you can sleep peacefully through the night. If you believe you may suffer from bruxism, we encourage you to contact our dental office in Alpharetta, Georgia to learn more about night guards and to schedule your consultation.