Mouth Guards for Teeth Grinding in Canton, GA


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About Night Guards in Canton, GA

We’re known for smile transformations here at MINT dentistry, but we also offer proactive treatments that can shield your teeth from future issues. Jaw clenching and teeth grinding (also known as bruxism) overnight is a common issue that creates damage to your teeth, gums, and jaw. While the first symptom is wear or damage to the surface of the teeth, chronic tooth grinding and jaw clenching can also cause headaches, tooth pain, swelling in the lower face, as well as chronic pain in your head and neck. MINT dentistry's staff of board-certified doctors suggests night guards that are custom made to protect your teeth and jaw while you sleep. Custom night guards are made with high-quality materials with cutting-edge technologies that fit you comfortably while preventing damage from teeth grinding and jaw clenching so you can get a better night’s sleep. Get more information about night guards that are custom made for your needs at MINT dentistry by setting up an appointment at our practice in Canton, GA.

Should I Get a Night Guard?

There are many signs that point to you grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw at night. A night guard may help if you often have headaches upon waking in addition to pain, swelling, or tightness along your jaw. Some other signs that suggest you may need a night guard include loose teeth or fillings, worn-down enamel on the tops of your back teeth, tooth sensitivity, and receding gums. Nocturnal bruxism is typically caused by stress, but you may also have allergies, dental malocclusion, a sleep disorder, or a problem with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). While your MINT dental team is assessing your bruxism, we will also try to determine the contributing factors so we can create your best plan for your treatment.

How Do Night Guards Work?

A comprehensive exam is performed to determine if a night guard is something that is needed. You can relax in a massaging treatment chair with a pair of MINT sunglasses and Beats headphones while the exam is underway. After we diagnose your bruxism, we will take digital x-rays and impressions of your bite to help us design your custom night guard. MINT dentistry will forward this information to a dental lab where your guard will be crafted with advanced technologies from high-quality materials. When your guard is sent back to our office, you will be scheduled for an appointment at our Canton, GA office. We may make minor alterations to your guard to ensure it fits comfortably. Your team will also talk to you about how to care for your guard so it remains in great condition for as long as possible.

Caring for Your Night Guard Appliance

To make sure you experience the full benefit of a night guard, it is important to wear it whenever you sleep or as suggested by our MINT dentists. Your custom night guard should greatly reduce the symptoms of bruxism, but if not, schedule an appointment as soon as possible so we can discuss other treatment options. To avoid problems with your night guard, we recommend that you brush your guard and teeth both before and after you use it. Please bring your night guard to all future appointments so your dentist can perform repairs and make adjustments if they are needed.

The MINT Commitment

More often than not, it is common that your insurance will partially cover the costs for a night guard once you are diagnosed with nocturnal bruxism or jaw clenching. Someone in our office will contact your provider to verify how much your policy will cover. At your consultation, a MINT dentistry team member will try to estimate the cost of your night guard. To help make your treatment more affordable, MINT dentistry accepts numerous payment methods and we can help you find medical financing. Our practice is committed to helping all patients in Canton, GA achieve great oral health. If you do not have PPO dental insurance, our team can tell you more about the MINT Discount Plan.

Protect Your Smile

It can be difficult to enjoy your life to its full potential when you grind your teeth. Night guards are a simple way to diminish the sleepless nights caused by the symptoms of nocturnal bruxism (teeth grinding and jaw clenching). Night guards by MINT dentistry can also boost your overall oral health while reducing the risk of more expensive issues. To learn more about nocturnal bruxism and night guards, contact our practice in Canton, GA to book an appointment with MINT dentistry.

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