Many patients are unaware they grind their teeth at night until it’s brought up by their dentist during a routine oral examination. Sometimes teeth grinding can be so loud that it wakes up your partner. If you suspect you’re grinding or clenching teeth at night, call our office as soon as possible. Our dentists in Cascade and Grand Haven will be able to create a custom night guard that fits comfortably.
Signs of Teeth Grinding
- Worn tooth enamel
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Loose teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Sore jaw, neck, or face
Benefits of Night Guards
A night guard forms a protective barrier between your upper and lower jaw to stop grinding teeth. During your first appointment with us, our dentist will take impressions of your teeth to send to the lab. A few weeks later, your teeth grinding guard will be ready. Our dentist will check the fit before you leave so you’ll be able to breathe and sleep comfortably.
A mouth guard for teeth grinding helps you save money in the long run by preventing further damage to your smile. A night guard costs considerably less than emergency dental care and tooth repair. If you suspect you have, call our office to learn how a night guard for teeth grinding can help.
Get Quality Dental Care
Our West Michigan family dentists provide quality dental care to patients of all ages. With five convenient West Michigan locations, we have the capability of handling all of your family's dental needs. Call MI Smiles Dental Grand Haven at (616) 842-1188, MI Smiles Dental Cascade at (616) 974-4990, MI Smiles Comstock Park at (616) 784-3515, or MI Smiles Grand Rapids at (616) 942-2870 today, or schedule your appointment online.