Night Guards

A nightguard is a plastic dental appliance made specifically for your mouth. This appliance is worn over the teeth, similar to a retainer, to protect the teeth from any grinding or clenching that may be happening in your sleep. When you sleep, the nerves responsible for controlling the amount of pressure you put on your teeth when you close your jaws are inactive, so you can potentially put up to 10 times more pressure on your teeth without even realizing it!  A nightguard is an easy fix for many problems caused by grinding and clenching and we are happy to provide you with one here at Oceanfront Dentistry.