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Bruxism? Try a Night Guard

If you’re constantly waking up with a sore jaw, tooth pain, mouth sores, or headaches, you may have bruxism. Bruxism is a condition in which your teeth grind and clench in your sleep, which not only causes mild to severe discomfort, it can also damage your teeth. Distinctive Dental Care proudly offers night guards in Prescott, Arizona, for patients who suffer from bruxism.

When you come to Distinctive Dental Care, Drs. Paul and Aaron Wulff will sit down with you to discuss your condition and discover the underlying cause(s). Common causes are stress, an abnormal bite, sleep disorders, or crooked or missing teeth.

Depending on the severity of your condition, our dentists may recommend a night guard to protect your teeth. Our night guards are custom made to fit comfortably in your mouth and provide a barrier for your teeth. The night guard will absorb the pressure and friction so that your teeth remain healthy and intact.

Dentist-issued night guards tend to be of a higher quality and better fit than over-the-counter night guards because they are designed specifically for each patient. Night guards are designed to last a long time, but daily cleaning and weekly deep cleans will keep them sanitary and usable longer.

If you suspect you suffer from bruxism, contact Distinctive Dental Care at (928) 445-3181 to schedule a consultation with our dentists. Don’t put off a dental visit at the risk of your teeth. Come in for a night guard fitting so that you can begin your mornings without mouth pain.