A night guard is a type of mouth guard that is designed to prevent teeth grinding and clenching. Also known as bruxism, teeth grinding and clenching can cause several painful symptoms and can seriously damage your teeth. Because teeth grinding often takes place during sleep, many patients are unaware that they suffer from bruxism. If you notice the following signs, you may suffer from bruxism:

  • Worn tooth enamel, exposing the inner layers of the tooth
  • Tension headaches and migraines
  • Increased tooth sensitivity
  • Tired jaw muscles
  • Indentation on the tongue
  • Jaw pain and tightness in the jaw muscles
  • Chronic facial pain
  • Flattened, chipped, worn, or cracked teeth
  • Ear pain

We offer custom night guards in Newtown, Connecticut to prevent teeth grinding and clenching during sleep and relieve these painful symptoms. Our talented dentists, Drs. Dudley, Condon, and Golisano, will ensure that your night guard fits your mouth comfortably so you can sleep peacefully through the night. If you suspect that you suffer from bruxism, we encourage you to contact us at Newtown Dentistry today to learn more about night guards and to schedule your visit. We are dedicated to improving your oral health!