Teeth grinding can cause a number of problems including cracked, flattened, or otherwise damaged teeth. Additionally, you may have soreness or pain in your jaw and frequent headaches. Often times, you may not even be aware of that you grind your teeth because it may happen while you are sleeping. Without the night guard, your teeth can wear down, look unattractive, and lose their function. Additionally, without something to protect your teeth, you may eventually need crowns, implants, or veneers to restore your smile.
At Westwood Dental, we can create custom mouth guards that will protect your smile while you are sleeping. The night guards we use are made of flexible plastic, and they are molded to fit the shape of your teeth. Our dentists will take an impression of your teeth, which will then be used to create your custom-fit guard. In most cases, you can choose from a variety of colors and styles. If properly cared for, a mouth guard or night guard can last for years.
If you would like to know more about night guards and how we treat teeth grinding in Kansas City, Kansas, we would love for you to meet with our dentists. Call our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shelly Galvin.