Mouth Guards for Teeth Grinding in Brentwood, MD


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About Night Guards in Brentwood, MD

We want to protect your teeth from damage at MINT dentistry just as much as we want to transform your smile. Teeth grinding and jaw clenching (also called bruxism) overnight is a common issue that creates problems in your teeth, gums, and jaw. Although the first symptom is wear or damage to the surface of the teeth, nocturnal bruxism can also cause headaches, tooth pain, facial inflammation, as well as chronic pain in your head and neck. MINT dentistry's team of board-certified dentists suggests a night guard (oral appliance) to protect your teeth and jaw from nocturnal bruxism. Our night guards are crafted from top-quality materials utilizing state-of-the-art technology to fit you comfortably and prevent problems from teeth grinding and jaw clenching so you can get a restful night of sleep. Get more information about how night guards can help you at MINT dentistry by setting up an appointment at our office in Brentwood, MD.

Should I Get a Night Guard?

Looking for signs that you’re clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth while you’re sleeping is essential. A night guard may help if you frequently experience headaches when you wake up in the morning as well as pain, swelling, or tightness along your jaw. Other symptoms that suggest you may need a night guard are loose teeth or fillings, ground-down enamel on your molars, chronic tooth sensitivity, and receding gums. Clenching your jaw and grinding your teeth at night are typically a symptom of chronic stress; however, you may also have a bite misalignment, allergies, a sleep disorder, or temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). When a member of our highly skilled MINT dental team is diagnosing bruxism, we will also look for the underlying cause so we can develop your best treatment plan.

How Do Night Guards Work?

Our team will perform a thorough oral health exam before deciding if a night guard would benefit your dental health. You can relax in one of our treatment chairs wearing MINT sunglasses and listening to your favorite music through Beats headphones while the exam is performed. After the MINT dentistry team diagnoses your bruxism, we will get impressions and digital x-rays of your mouth so your custom night guard can be designed. We will send this information to a dental lab where your appliance will be created with advanced technology from high-quality materials. As soon as your guard is returned to us, you will be scheduled for a fitting at our Brentwood, MD office. A member of the MINT dentistry team might make minor alterations to your night guard to ensure it fits comfortably. We will also give you instructions on how to take care of your guard, so it remains in good condition for a long time.

Caring for Your Night Guard Appliance

Wearing your night guard every night, or when specifically suggested by our MINT dentists, will help you to achieve optimal results. Your guard should minimize or eliminate the pain and dental problems caused by teeth grinding and jaw clenching, but if not, schedule an appointment as soon as possible so we can discuss other treatment options. To avoid problems with your night guard, you should clean your teeth and guard before and after each use. You should bring your night guard to all future appointments so your dentist can perform repairs and make adjustments.

The MINT Commitment

Some of the costs for a night guard may be covered by your dental insurance once you’ve been officially diagnosed with the condition. Someone in our office will contact your provider to determine the coverage of your specific policy. During your first appointment, your dentist will be able to estimate your costs. To help make your treatment more affordable, we accept several payment methods and we can help you find low-interest medical financing. Our practice is dedicated to helping patients of all ages and stages of life in Brentwood, MD achieve great oral health. For patients who don't have PPO dental insurance, our team can tell you more about the MINT Discount Plan.

Protect Your Smile

If you clench your jaw and grind your teeth while sleeping, it can create pain and additional problems that make it challenging to enjoy life. Night guards are a simple way to get better sleep by treating the symptoms of nocturnal bruxism and jaw clenching. Night guards from MINT dentistry can help to boost your overall oral health while reducing the risk of more expensive issues. To get a custom night guard or learn more about bruxism, contact our office in Brentwood, MD to book an appointment with a board-certified MINT dentist.

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