Nightguards in Old Bridge, NJ

Protect Your Teeth with Night Guards

Do you wake up with a sore jaw, headaches, or tooth sensitivity? You might be experiencing the effects of teeth grinding or clenching, also known as bruxism. At Midjersey Smiles in Old Bridge, NJ, Dr. Ruma Anand and her team understand the importance of protecting your teeth and preventing further damage. That’s why we offer custom-fitted night guards to help you sleep better and maintain a healthy smile.

If you think you might benefit from wearing a night guard, schedule an appointment at our Old Bridge office by calling (732) 727-0895.

What is The Purpose of Night Guards?

Night guards, sometimes called occlusal splints or dental guards, are protective dental appliances worn over the teeth while sleeping. Their primary purpose is to prevent the harmful effects of teeth grinding and clenching, which can lead to various dental problems if left untreated. By creating a barrier between your upper and lower teeth, night guards:

  • Protect your teeth from excessive wear and tear, preventing enamel erosion, tooth fractures, and other dental damage.
  • Alleviate jaw pain, headaches, and muscle soreness caused by the constant clenching and grinding of teeth.
  • Reduce the risk of developing temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), which affects the jaw joints and surrounding muscles.
  • Improve sleep quality by minimizing the disruptive effects of teeth grinding, allowing for a more restful night.

At Midjersey Smiles in Old Bridge, NJ, Dr. Anand understands the importance of addressing bruxism early on to prevent long-term dental problems. By providing custom-fitted night guards, she helps her patients protect their smiles and enjoy a better quality of life.

Night Guard Candidacy

While anyone can potentially suffer from bruxism, certain individuals may be more prone to teeth grinding and clenching. Dr. Anand recommends considering a night guard if you experience any of the following:

  • Frequent headaches or jaw pain, particularly in the morning
  • Excessive tooth wear or fractures
  • Tooth sensitivity or pain when biting or chewing
  • Recurring earaches or ringing in the ears
  • Jaw stiffness or limited jaw mobility
  • Sleep disruptions due to loud grinding or clenching sounds

Additionally, those with high levels of stress, anxiety, or sleep disorders may be at a higher risk of developing bruxism. By scheduling a consultation with Dr. Anand you can receive a comprehensive evaluation and determine if a night guard is the right solution for your specific needs.

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Protect Your Smile with Midjersey Smiles

If you suspect you might be suffering from bruxism or are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, don’t hesitate to contact Midjersey Smiles in Old Bridge, NJ. Dr. Anand and her team are dedicated to providing personalized care and ensuring your dental health is protected. Schedule your appointment today by calling (732) 727-0895 and take the first step towards a better night’s sleep and a healthier, happier smile.