What Are Bite Guards?

Bite guards, also known as night guards, are dental appliances that are designed to protect your teeth from the damaging effects of bruxism. Bruxism is a condition characterised by the grinding or clenching of teeth, usually during sleep. Bite guards act as a cushion between your upper and lower teeth, preventing them from coming into direct contact and reducing the impact of grinding or clenching.

Why Do You Need Bite Guards?

If you suffer from bruxism, you may not even be aware of it until you start experiencing symptoms such as headaches, jaw pain, or tooth sensitivity. Over time, untreated bruxism can lead to more serious dental problems, including worn-down teeth, cracked teeth, and even tooth loss. Bite guards provide a simple and effective solution to protect your teeth and alleviate the symptoms associated with bruxism.

The Benefits of Bite Guards

Using bite guards can offer several benefits:

  • Protection: Bite guards create a barrier between your upper and lower teeth, preventing them from grinding against each other. This helps to protect your teeth from wear and tear.
  • Pain Relief: By reducing the pressure and strain on your jaw joints, bite guards can help alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with bruxism.
  • Improved Sleep: Bruxism can disrupt your sleep patterns, leading to fatigue and daytime drowsiness. Bite guards can help you get a better night’s sleep by reducing the grinding and clenching of teeth.
  • Prevention of Dental Problems: Regular use of bite guards can prevent further damage to your teeth and gums, reducing the risk of cavities, gum disease, and other dental issues.

Caring for Your Bite Guards

Proper care and maintenance of your bite guards are essential to ensure their longevity and effectiveness:

  • Clean Regularly: Rinse your bite guards with water after each use and clean them thoroughly with a toothbrush and toothpaste at least once a day.
  • Keep Them Dry: Store your bite guards in a clean, dry case when not in use to prevent the growth of bacteria and maintain their shape.
  • Avoid Heat: Keep your bite guards away from hot water or direct sunlight, as excessive heat can cause them to warp or lose their shape.
  • Regular Check-ups: Visit your dentist regularly to ensure that your bite guards are still in good condition and to address any concerns or adjustments that may be needed.

If you suffer from bruxism, bite guards can provide the protection and relief you need to safeguard your teeth and improve your overall oral health.  Remember to take proper care of your bite guards to ensure their effectiveness and longevity.

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