Night guards

Comprehensive Guide to Night Guards: A Multi-Purpose Solution for Dental Wellness

At Bay Central Dental, we recognise the importance of safeguarding your smile, particularly in nocturnal teeth grinding and clenching. Night guards, also known as dental or occlusal guards, serve various purposes and are commonly used to address different dental issues.
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Here are some key usages of night guards:
1. Teeth Grinding (Bruxism): Night guards are primarily designed to protect teeth from the effects of grinding or clenching during sleep. They act as a cushion, preventing excessive wear and tear on tooth surfaces. 2. Jaw Pain Relief: Individuals experiencing jaw pain or discomfort, often associated with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, can find relief by using night guards. These devices help in minimising stress on the jaw joint. 3. Headache Prevention: Bruxism can contribute to tension headaches and migraines. By reducing the intensity of teeth grinding, night guards may help alleviate headaches associated with clenching during sleep. 4. Tooth Sensitivity: Night guards can relieve individuals with tooth sensitivity by acting as a barrier between the upper and lower teeth, preventing direct contact and reducing sensitivity. 5. Prevention of Dental Issues: Night guards act preventively by safeguarding against dental problems such as chipped teeth, enamel erosion, and gum issues, all of which can result from chronic teeth grinding. 6. Orthodontic Protection: Individuals with braces or other orthodontic appliances may use night guards to protect their teeth and work from the pressure of grinding or clenching. 7. Athletic Mouthguard: Custom-fitted night guards can also serve as athletic mouthguards, protecting teeth during contact sports or activities that pose a risk of dental injury. 8. Improved Sleep Quality: Night guards contribute to better sleep quality by minimising disruptive noises caused by teeth grinding. Reducing associated discomfort can lead to a more comfortable night's sleep. It's important to note that night guards are typically custom-fitted by a dentist to ensure effectiveness and comfort.
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Contact Us - Bay Central Dental
If you suspect teeth grinding or experience any of the issues mentioned, consult our professional dentist to determine if a night guard suits your specific needs. Call us at 0416 614 300 or drop us an email at info@baycentraldental.com.au.