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Night Guards for Bruxism: Protecting Your Smile While You Sleep

At Doncaster Dental, we understand the impact of teeth grinding and jaw clenching, medically known as bruxism. These unconscious behaviours can lead to tooth wear, jaw pain, headaches, and even damage to dental restorations. Whether you’re a child or an adult, bruxism can affect anyone, especially during sleep.

What Is Bruxism?

  • Bruxism refers to excessive teeth grinding or clenching, often unrelated to normal functions like eating or talking.
  • Up to 30% of people experience bruxism at some point in their lives.
  • Nighttime bruxism generates more force than daytime bruxism, causing significant damage to teeth, jaws, and oral muscles.


How Can Night Guards Help?

Nightguards are one of the best treatment options available to prevent the damage caused by teeth grinding. Here’s how they work:

  1. Custom-Made Protection: A nightguard is a custom-fitted mouthguard that you wear while sleeping. It acts as a protective barrier between your upper and lower teeth.
  2. Preventing Wear: By wearing a nightguard, you minimise the impact of grinding forces, preventing excessive wear on your teeth.
  3. Reducing Discomfort: Nightguards alleviate sore jaw muscles and hypersensitive teeth associated with bruxism.


Custom Nightguards vs. Over-the-Counter Options

While over-the-counter nightguards exist, we recommend custom-made nightguards for several reasons:

  • Precise Fit: Custom nightguards are tailored to your unique bite, ensuring optimal protection.
  • Comfort: They are comfortable to wear, allowing you to sleep soundly.
  • Durability: Custom nightguards are more durable and long-lasting than generic alternatives.


Visit Doncaster Dental for Personalised Care

If you suspect you have bruxism or need a nightguard, our friendly and caring dentists in Doncaster are here to help. We’ll assess your needs, create a custom nightguard, and guide you toward better oral health.

Book an appointment online or call us at (03) 9848 1322. Let’s protect your smile while you sleep!

Remember, a healthy smile starts with proactive care! 🌟🦷

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