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Night Guards

Night guards

Are you dealing with teeth grinding issues? We have a solution for you -- night guards.

Night guards are specially designed oral appliances that can make a significant difference in protecting your teeth from the damaging effects of grinding and clenching while you sleep.

Teeth grinding, or bruxism, often occurs unconsciously during sleep and can lead to various dental problems such as worn tooth enamel, tooth sensitivity, jaw pain, headaches, and even cracked teeth. Night guards act as a cushion between your upper and lower teeth, absorbing the force of grinding and preventing direct tooth-to-tooth contact. This not only helps in reducing the wear and tear on your teeth but also alleviates associated discomfort.

At our dental practice in Fort Worth, Texas, Dr. Mark Givan specializes in fitting custom night guards tailored to each patient's unique bite and jaw alignment. These custom-fit guards ensure maximum comfort and effectiveness, allowing you to sleep peacefully without worrying about damaging your teeth.

To get started on protecting your teeth and improving your sleep quality, schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Givan today. You can reach our office at 817-926-5556 to book your consultation. During your visit, Dr. Givan will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and jaw, discuss your symptoms and concerns, and recommend the most suitable treatment options for you.

Don't let teeth grinding compromise your dental health and quality of life. Take proactive steps today with a custom night guard from our experienced dental team in Fort Worth, Texas. We are committed to providing you with the care and solutions you need for a healthier smile and a more comfortable night's sleep. Reach out to us now to schedule your appointment and take the first step towards better oral health.

Night Guards FAQ

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Do you have bruxism?

Bruxism, characterized by teeth grinding or clenching, often unnoticed as it frequently occurs during sleep, manifests through symptoms like jaw pain, headaches, tooth sensitivity, and damaged teeth. Facial pain, earaches, and disrupted sleep patterns may also be indicative.

What is a dental night guard, and why might I need one?

A dental night guard is a custom-made oral appliance designed to be worn during sleep. It is used to protect the teeth and jaws from the effects of teeth grinding or clenching. a condition known as bruxism. Night guards help prevent wear and tear on the teeth, reduce muscle tension, and alleviate symptoms associated with bruxism.

How do I know if I need a night guard?

You may need a night guard if you experience symptoms of bruxism, such as jaw pain, headaches, worn-down teeth, or increased tooth sensitivity. Your dentist can assess your oral health and symptoms to determine if a night guard is necessary. Individuals who frequently wake up with sore jaw muscles or notice signs of teeth grinding should consult their dentist.

Are night guards one-size-fits-all, or do they need to be custom-made?

While there are over-the-counter night guards available, custom-made night guards are typically recommended. Customization ensures a proper fit and comfort, as the night guard is designed based on impressions of your teeth. A dentist or dental professional will take impressions to create a night guard tailored to your specific bite and jaw alignment.

How do I care for and clean my dental night guard?

Proper care is essential to maintain the effectiveness and hygiene of a night guard. Rinse the night guard with cool water after each use, and regularly clean it using a mild soap or toothpaste. Avoid using hot water, as it can distort the shape of the night guard. Store it in a ventilated container to prevent bacterial growth.


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"Dr. Givan is the best. He has an awesome team and they all do the best work. I will always be a patient of Dr. Givan!"