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The Importance of Night Guards

night guardsDr. Kimmelman believes in prevention, and night guards should be worn by most people. The dental night guard prevents the wear and tear on teeth caused by Bruxism, which is a condition of clenching and or grinding one’s teeth against the opposing teeth. Daily stress, chewing gum, or anxiety may trigger Bruxism in people. Bruxism is quite common, affecting 40 million Americans, with the number rising year after year.

Most people grind or clench their teeth at night and are completely unaware of it until complications develop, so it’s important to know the signs of Bruxism to be able to recognize it in its early stages. Bruxism can crack, fracture, wear down, and eventually destroy your teeth!

Signs and Symptoms of Bruxism

  • Unexplained earaches, facial pain, and morning headaches
  • Pain while chewing hard food or opening wide
  • Damaged teeth, including chips, cracks, and fractures
  • Increased tooth sensitivity
  • Broken dental fillings
  • Flattened chewing surfaces of the teeth
  • Tightness in your jaw muscle and jaw pain, which can be a sign of damage to the jaw joint

If you have any of these symptoms, please, contact our office to make an appointment with Dr. Kimmelman to find out if a night guard will benefit you.

Benefits of Wearing a Night Guard

Wearing a custom-made night guard can greatly reduce the wear and pressure on your teeth and jaw by physically preventing the clenching and or grinding, protecting your teeth from your teeth’ damaging forces.

Custom-Made Night Guards

A professional dental night guard requires an impression of the patient’s mouth and is then custom made in a dental laboratory to ensure a perfect fit and optimum comfort using bio-compatible materials.

Remember early detection and prevention is the key to successful treatment!

Night Guards in Colorado Springs

If you are in Colorado Springs and experiencing signs of Bruxism, Dr. Kimmelman at One Stop Dental is here to help. Our custom-made night guards can provide the protection and comfort you need to prevent further dental damage. Schedule an appointment today to learn more about how a night guard can benefit you.


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