Night guards are custom-made dental appliances designed to be worn while you sleep. By cushioning the impact and redistributing the forces generated during grinding, night guards help alleviate the strain on your jaw muscles and reduce the risk of dental damage that is caused by bruxism or teeth grinding.

Beyond preserving your teeth and alleviating discomfort, night guards offer a range of benefits:

  • Prevent Tooth Damage: Bruxism can lead to chipped, cracked or worn-down teeth over time. Night guards act as a shield, safeguarding your teeth from the destructive effects of grinding and clenching.
  • Reduce Jaw Pain: Grinding can put excessive strain on your jaw muscles, leading to discomfort and even temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Night guards help relax the jaw muscles by providing a comfortable cushioning barrier, promoting a more restful sleep and relieving tension.
  • Alleviate Headaches: The muscular tension and pressure associated with bruxism often manifest as headaches, particularly upon waking. By minimizing grinding and muscle strain, night guards can help reduce the frequency and intensity of these headaches, allowing you to start your day feeling refreshed.
  • Improve Sleep Quality: By addressing the underlying cause of your disrupted sleep, night guards promote better sleep quality, helping you wake up feeling more rested and energized.
  • Preserve Dental Work: If you have invested in dental restorations such as crowns, bridges or veneers, protecting them from the damaging effects of bruxism is essential. Night guards provide an additional layer of defense, extending the lifespan of your dental work and minimizing the need for costly repairs.

At Parthenon Dental, our experienced dental team understands the impact that bruxism can have on your oral health and overall well-being. We offer custom-fitted night guards in San Ramon, California, tailored to your unique bite, ensuring optimal comfort and effectiveness.

Do not let bruxism compromise your smile and quality of life. Schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Nikolas Stathopoulos by calling 925-718-8483 to learn more about how night guards can help you sleep soundly and wake up with a healthier, happier smile.