Night Guard

Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics and General Dentistry located in Brentwood, TN

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Night Guard services offered in Brentwood, TN

Do you inadvertently grind your teeth at night but want to avoid unnecessary wear-and-tear? If so, consider wearing a customized night guard, available at Hendricks Dental Specialists in Brentwood, Tennessee. The family dentistry and orthodontic specialists offer night guards to reduce bothersome symptoms of nighttime teeth grinding. Call the office to schedule a consultation, or use the online booking feature today.

Night Guard Q&A

What is a night guard?

A night guard is a dental appliance you wear over your teeth at night to protect them from damage due to teeth grinding. You place the appliance in your mouth before you go to sleep and remove it in the morning when you wake up.

Night guards are comfortable to wear, customized to your unique needs, and offer the utmost protection from tooth wear and other bothersome symptoms of teeth grinding.

What are the symptoms of teeth grinding?

If you grind your teeth at night, you may notice the following symptoms:

  • Worn-down teeth
  • Weakened teeth
  • Tooth damage
  • Morning headaches
  • Stiff, tense, or painful jaw
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

Wearing a night guard can reduce these and other unpleasant symptoms to restore your quality of life and prevent further oral health issues. 

Is a night guard right for me?

Nearly everyone can benefit from wearing a night guard. To find out if you’re a candidate for this preventive treatment, your Hendricks Dental Specialists provider examines your teeth and gums, reviews your oral health history, discusses symptoms you may have, and takes dental X-rays when needed. They then tailor a treatment plan just for you.

What should I expect when getting fitted for a night guard?

When getting fitted for a night guard, the Hendricks Dental Specialists team digitally scans your teeth and mouth. After you undergo this painless step, your dentist sends the information to a dental lab, where technicians customize a night guard that fits over your teeth and inside your mouth perfectly.

How often should I wear my night guard?

When the new night guard is ready, your dentist ensures it fits properly before sending you home. You can wear the appliance every night to protect your teeth while you sleep. Take the night guard out of your mouth in the morning when you wake up. Keep it clean by brushing it with toothpaste and a toothbrush. 

Adopt excellent oral hygiene habits at home and see the Hendricks Dental Specialists team at least every six months for dental exams and cleanings. If your night guard gets damaged, call your dentist right away.

To get fitted for a night guard at Hendricks Dental Specialists, call the office or use the online scheduler today.