Night Guard Q & A

What is a night guard?

A night guard is a protective oral appliance you wear while you sleep. Using an impression of your teeth or digital scans, the dental team at Martindale Family Dentistry fits you with a high-quality night guard that’s customized specifically to your teeth and mouth. 

Because your UltraFlex night guard is unique to you, it’s comfortable to wear and prevents you from grinding your teeth while you sleep.

Why would I need a night guard?

If your jaw is tender and achy when you wake up, you might be grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw in your sleep. You might also be plagued with headaches or toothaches. This is a condition called bruxism, which affects both adults and children. 

Your dentist at Martindale Family Dentistry might suggest a night guard to ease these uncomfortable symptoms. You wear the night guard on your teeth while you sleep, then remove it each morning when you wake up.

If you don’t wear a night guard but continue to grind your teeth while you sleep, you run the risk of severe teeth damage over time. This could cause you to need cosmetic dental work, such as crowns or veneers, in the future.

What are the benefits of wearing a night guard?

Some of the numerous benefits of wearing a custom-fit UltraFlex night guard provided by Martindale Family Dentistry include:

  • Protecting your teeth from wear-and-tear
  • Lowering your risk of receding gums
  • Reducing soreness in your jaw muscles
  • Having fewer earaches, toothaches, and headaches
  • Protecting any dental restorations

UltraFlex is a comfortable night guard that offers advanced protection for your natural teeth and any restorations you may have, including veneers, crowns, or bridges.

Is a night guard right for me?

To find out if you’re a good candidate for a night guard, the Martindale Family Dentistry team reviews your symptoms and oral health history. They might take dental X-rays and examine your teeth and gums to determine if you grind or clench your teeth.

Don’t take the chance of experiencing worn-down or broken teeth because of teeth grinding when a simple solution at Martindale Family Dentistry can protect you. Schedule an appointment by phone or online to find out if an UltraFlex night guard is right for you.