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Mouth Guards

 A closeup of someone putting a night guard into their mouth. Grinding of teeth while asleep is common among children and even adults. Ensure that you see the dentist immediately if you begin to feel pain in the jaw, teeth, or even begin to experience headaches. If you have any of these symptoms, then it is time you get a customized mouth guard to wear at night at Forest Grove Dental Studio. We want to help you have a peaceful night's rest.

Sleep Bruxism

Having sleep bruxism means that you wake up and experience cases of headaches, jaw pain, or even tooth pain. When you grind the teeth at night these are common symptoms that you are likely to experience. You may notice that you have chipped teeth, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and also waking up with headaches. There are several ways that the dentist can reduce the impact of teeth grinding on oral health. Our dentist will recommend that you use a night guard to keep the teeth safe and from coming into contact with each other.

Customized night guards

Our dentist will take an impression of your teeth and will take the results to our lab to have your custom-made mouth guard created. A custom-made nightguard will be made and fitted to your mouth. If any adjustments are to be made, they will be done at our dental office. Getting a customized night guard is comfortable and allows you to sleep without pain or trouble.

Caring for Your Night Guard

Before going to sleep ensure that you put on your mouth guard. After waking up, wash your mouth guard and rinse it well, using a toothbrush and toothpaste to clean the mouth guard. This is to help you have fresh breath when you wear it at night and to avoid plaque or bacteria build up on your guard. Avoid washing your mouth guard in hot water; it is made of plastic material that can warp and will fail to fit properly as a result. You will also need to avoid storing the mouth guard in a place that has sun or hot temperatures so that it will retain its size and fit you properly when you wear it at night. If you find your mouth guard is not fitting well for some reason, come in and see us and we can see about repair or replacement for your night mouth guard.

Teeth grinding treatment Options

Mouth guards for the night have many names like occlusal guards, night guards, bite splints, and nocturnal bite plates. They all mean that it is a mouth guard for the night. Apart from having a night guard, our dentist can come up with other treatment options for teeth grinding. It is good to learn to find ways to prevent stress, as this is the most common reason for bruxism. Learning to relax, and relax your jaw, will help relieve you of clenching your teeth in your sleep. It is good to keep a sleep log to learn what the causes of stress may be that are causing your bruxism.

Our dental team is dedicated to ensuring that you have a mouth guard for the night if you have a sleep bruxism condition. Book an appointment with our team at Forest Grove Dental Studio by calling us at (971) 397-6361 if you have more questions.

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