Night Guards

Night Guards Ann Arbor MI DentistsMost people don’t even realize they’re grinding or clenching their teeth at night until they see their dentist for tooth pain and sensitivity. For this reason, it’s important that you schedule an appointment with one of our dentists in Ann Arbor, MI, if you suspect you’re experiencing symptoms of bruxism.

The sooner you protect your smile, the less likely you’ll experience a dental emergency as a result of your teeth grinding.

Here’s what you need to know.

What are the Signs of Teeth Grinding?

There are many subtle signs of teeth grinding that can be easy to miss at first. For example, your partner may hear your teeth squeaking while you sleep or you may wake up with a sore jaw.

Signs of teeth grinding and clenching include:

  • Partner hears your teeth squeaking while you’re asleep
  • You wake up with a sore jaw
  • Worn tooth enamel
  • Tooth sensitivity to heat and cold
  • Cracked or chipped teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Decreased quality of sleep
  • Earache
  • Headaches or migraines

If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, it’s time to schedule an appointment with one of our Ann Arbor dentists. During your visit, they’ll be able to diagnose and treat the source of your dental discomfort so you can regain your oral health as soon as possible.

What is a Night Guard?

A custom night guard from our dentists is an oral appliance that fits over your upper teeth. It works by creating a barrier between your upper and lower teeth so you can’t grind your teeth while you sleep.

While you can buy over-the-counter night guards for teeth grinding, we don’t recommend it because these are often made out of a softer material that actually encourages you to clench more. Our custom night guards are made out of a more durable material, which offers the best protection for your smile.

Request an Appointment with Us

Our dentists in Ann Arbor, MI, are accepting new patients and would be more than happy to find a solution for your TMJ pain. To schedule an appointment and learn if you’re a candidate for a night guard, please call Liberty Dental at (734) 994-0909. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.