Patients Need Dental Night Guards to Protect Their Smiles By Dr. Pinnix on October 15, 2012

There are many things that can get in the way of a great smile, especially for patients who have porcelain veneers. Some patients will clench and grind their teeth at night when they have a condition known as bruxism, which can cause damage to the porcelain veneers, the bone structure and the jaw joint. Fortunately, teeth grinding can be prevented by wearing a night guard, which is a plastic object that forms a physical barrier protecting the porcelain veneers.

Dental night guards are also valuable for patients who have their natural teeth, but regularly grind them. The good news is that patients are not able to grind their teeth if they have good bites, even if they are grinding their teeth at night as a form of stress relief.

Night guards are able to correct various problems related to the jaw, including jaw pain, TMJ and closed lock jaw. The Charlotte cosmetic dentists will be able to perform adjustments to the night guard that can help position the jaw in a way that will alleviate these problems.

Besides serving as a barrier, dental night guards also help teeth more evenly distribute themselves and help to stabilize loose teeth. Night guards provided by Charlotte cosmetic dentists are also used for the adjustment of teeth so that they are arranged correctly. These night guards will need a regular adjustment to produce the desired results. Fortunately, these adjustments can be performed during the regular dentistry visit.

Patients who would like to receive a custom night guard should visit our Blakeney dental office. When meeting with our dentists at a Blakeney dental office, patients should make sure to describe the particular problems they are having with their jaw and teeth. We are a leading expert on night guards.

If you have any questions or would like more information about TMJ signs, symptoms and treatments or any additional information about our cosmetic dentistry services, please feel free to contact ourCharlotte dentist officeat 704-543-1102 or by using our convenient onlineappointment request form.

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