A night guard, also known as an occlusal guard or dental splint, is a specialized dental appliance designed to address the common issue of bruxism, which involves involuntary teeth grinding and clenching, primarily during sleep. At Orchard Dental Group, our experienced dentist and team recognize the importance of identifying and treating bruxism promptly to protect your oral health. If you exhibit signs of bruxism or have been diagnosed with this condition, a night guard may be recommended as a valuable solution.

Bruxism often goes unnoticed as it predominantly occurs during the night. Common indicators of nighttime teeth grinding and clenching encompass chronic jaw pain, facial pain and ear discomfort. You may also awaken with a fatigue or tense sensation in your jaw, suffer from frequent tension headaches and migraines, or experience excessive tooth wear. This wear and tear can lead to issues such as chipped, flattened, cracked or severely worn teeth. Additionally, bruxism may result in the erosion of tooth enamel, exposing the inner layers of the tooth, and leave indentations on the sides of your tongue, along with heightened tooth sensitivity.

Fortunately, a custom night guard offers an effective solution to mitigate the adverse effects of bruxism. Tailored to fit your unique smile comfortably, it serves as a protective barrier that prevents the damaging consequences of teeth grinding while you sleep. If you suspect you may be experiencing bruxism or have observed these signs, we encourage you to reach out to us promptly. Our commitment to your dental health drives us to provide the highest quality care, ensuring that you can enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep while safeguarding your teeth from harm.

Contact us today at 951-279-4333 to learn more about the benefits of night guards in Corona, California, and schedule your consultation with Dr. Reza Baharloo. Your smile’s wellbeing is our priority.