Woodlands Elite Dental Partners

Night Guard

Advanced General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in The Woodlands, TX

Night Guard

Night Guard services offered in The Woodlands, TX

If you are in the habit of clenching or grinding your teeth while sleeping, you may experience symptoms such as worn teeth, pain in your jaw, and frequent headaches. Arthur J. Johnson, DDS, Maria G. Liñan, DDS, and the team at Woodlands Elite Dental Partners in The Woodlands, Texas, create custom night guards to ease the symptoms of bruxism. A night guard protects your teeth and helps ease the symptoms associated with teeth grinding and clenching. Call or book a consultation online to learn more.

Night Guard Q&A

What is a night guard?

A night guard is a dental device you place over your teeth to protect them while sleeping. While you can buy a generic version in drug stores or online, the best option is to get one from your dental provider, who will custom make it to perfectly fit your mouth.

Do I need a night guard?

If you’re in the habit of grinding your teeth, you may need a night guard to help protect your teeth and alleviate the painful symptoms associated with jaw clenching and teeth grinding. 

Unfortunately, not many people know that they grind or clench their teeth at night because they do it in their sleep. Some signs that you may be grinding or clenching your teeth and could benefit from using a night guard include:

  • Chronic facial, ear, or jaw pain
  • Waking up tired 
  • A tight feeling in your jaw
  • Frequent migraines or headaches
  • Excessive wearing of your teeth enamel 
  • Increased sensitivity of your teeth
  • Exposure of the inner layers of your teeth
  • Indentations on the side of your tongue

If you notice any of these signs, consult with the dentists at Woodlands Elite Dental Partners. You may be a good candidate for a custom night guard.

What are the benefits of having a night guard?

There are many ways you can benefit from wearing a night guard. They can help to: 

  • Reduce migraine pain
  • Protect your teeth and prevent damage 
  • Prevent jaw disorders 
  • Preserve the surface of your teeth 

Get relief from the pain of migraines, tension headaches, and tightness in your jaw with a custom night guard from Woodlands Elite Dental Partners.

How do I care for my night guard?

It’s important to take good care of your night guard so it will last for years. You should:

  • Scrub your night guard gently with soap and water each morning
  • Store your night guard in its case when you’re not using it
  • Keep your night guard out of the sun

Contact Woodlands Elite Dental Partners to schedule your appointment and learn more about night guards and how they can help, or reach out online.