If you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), our skilled dentist may recommend a night guard. A night guard fits over your teeth and is worn only at night while you sleep. The night guard prevents you from grinding and clenching your teeth during sleep, which can help to relieve pain and other symptoms associated with bruxism. Common symptoms and effects of bruxism include:
• Jaw and facial pain
• Chipped, cracked, worn, or flattened teeth
• Painful chewing
• Migraines and tension headaches
• Increased tooth sensitivity
• Ear pain
Dr. Sharon D. Sims will ensure that your night guard fits comfortably so you can sleep peacefully. If you suspect that you suffer from bruxism, we encourage you to contact our Shreveport dental office to learn more about the benefits of night guards.