What Are the Benefits of Wearing a Nightguard?

Photo of a nightguard to prevent teeth grinding.

Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is a condition that can slowly damage your teeth over time. Some signs of bruxism include an inexplicably sore jaw and increased tooth sensitivity. Your dentist may also notice that your teeth have a worn appearance. Here’s why wearing a nightguard can save your smile if you are a teeth grinder.

What Causes Bruxism?

There are a few different causes of bruxism, including stress, certain medications, and alignment and bite issues. If your bruxism is stress-related, the best way to address bruxism is to acknowledge and remedy the cause of your stress.

What Does a Nightguard Do?

If you have bruxism, you run the risk of damaging your teeth over time and wearing down the enamel. Having worn down enamel increases your chances of developing tooth decay and even tooth loss. A nightguard protects your teeth from damage as you sleep. The nightguards offered by Riverstone Dental Care are made from sturdy but comfortable plastic. They are custom fitted to ensure maximum comfort and protection. Unlike store bought nightguards, our nightguards are designed specifically for you. This prevents chafed and bruised gums and soreness. Uncomfortable nightguards are not likely to be worn! When well taken care of, our nightguards can last up to a couple of years!

Custom nightguard process

Getting your custom nightguard is simple. First, we’ll take impressions of your teeth to make sure we design a nightguard that is comfortable. You should expect to receive your nightguard one to two weeks after your initial consultation. From there, you can enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep without having to worry about damaging your teeth!

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If you are looking for a dental office with comprehensive services, comforting amenities, and flexible financing, consider Riverstone Dental Care! We enjoy taking care of smiles for patients of all ages. Contact us to schedule an appointment!


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