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Why Bermuda patients might need dental night guards

Bruxism is a condition that can develop and cause patients to experience clenching and grinding of the teeth. This, in turn, can cause unwanted damage and excessive wear and tear on natural tooth enamel and dental restorations. At Positive Image Dental, our team of professionals work directly with patients who have been diagnosed with bruxism to help them obtain a custom night guard for their smiles. Bermuda patients who are advised to consider a mouth guard may ask, why do I need one?

How does a night guard work?

A night guard is an oral appliance that is worn by a patient at night when they sleep. If they clench or grind their teeth, the mouth guard works in a way that reduces tension and protects dental restorations and the natural smile. This means that even if the condition cannot be controlled, the damage it causes can be. Without a night guard, bruxism can cause a variety of issues for the patient, including:

  • Tooth enamel loss
  • Increased susceptibility to tooth decay
  • Tooth pain in the back molar area
  • Broken dental restorations.
  • Lost fillings/restorations
  • Sensitive teeth

When a patient wears a night guard, they are making an investment in their smile. Many of the problems above cannot be reversed and may be expensive to fix. By wearing a custom night guard made from the team at Positive Image Dental, patients can significantly reduce their risk of problems that can become expensive with time. Custom night guards made in a dental office fit and function better than any boil-and-bite alternatives that are available at local drugstores, making them the clear choice for patients with bruxism.

Call Positive Image Dental today

Patients of the Devonshire, Bermuda area who need a mouth guard for grinding teeth will want to work with a dental provider to get a professional-grade product that can protect their smiles call the office at (441) 292-2312 and visit at ZBM Annex Fort Hill Road. Drs. Ian Campbell, Christopher Allington, and Lara Loescher can provide custom night guards to keep the smile healthy even when bruxism occurs.