Bruxism, or teeth grinding and clenching, is a common dental problem affecting millions of people. It is often associated with stress and anxiety, and can manifest in a variety of ways, leaving individuals suffering from this condition with symptoms such as jaw pain, headaches and sensitive teeth. Grinding and clenching can happen at any time but is most common at night while you are asleep. Given that, our dentists may recommend a night guard as a solution to help you avoid tooth damage and maintain a healthy, comfortable mouth and smile.

Night guards are specifically designed to be worn during sleep, creating a protective barrier between the upper and lower teeth. By keeping the jaws slightly apart, night guards effectively reduce the harmful effects of bruxism.

One of the primary benefits of night guards is the prevention of muscle strain and excessive pressure on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). These devices also act as a shield for your teeth, preventing chipping and cracking caused by the grinding and clenching motion.

Moreover, custom night guards, expertly crafted by our dentists, offer a customized solution for your needs. These personalized guards not only provide physical protection but also help break the bruxism habit over time. By reducing the urge to clench and grind, they contribute to a better night’s sleep, allowing you to wake up refreshed and free from discomfort.

We invite you to call Hills Park Dental at 631-254-6596 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Patricia Breen or Dr. Elyse Patrella and learn more about night guards in Deer Park, New York.

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