Night Guard Dentists Greater Orlando Florida

Help protect your teeth from themselves by wearing a custom-made night guard while you sleep. Best for those who unconsciously engage in excessive grinding and clenching, night guards from our Greater Orlando, FL, dentists are built to be long-lasting and more comfortable than what you might find over-the-counter thanks to their personalized fit.

Worn while you sleep, night guards prevent your top and bottom teeth from grinding or clenching.

Learn more about why we offer night guards at our Ocoee, FL, dental office below.

Bruxism: Signs & Symptoms

Bruxism is the term used to describe habitual grinding or clenching of teeth, often occurring during sleep or in stressful situations. This condition can lead to various dental and health issues if left untreated but fortunately, it is one that our dentists have plenty of experience helping patients manage.

A common sign of bruxism is the audible grinding or clicking of teeth, which may be noticed by a partner, family member, or friend. However, since bruxism frequently happens when individuals are not awake, many may be unaware of their grinding habits. Because of this, symptoms may instead be felt in a variety of ways.

Aside from the audible indicators, common symptoms of bruxism include:

  • Waking up with a sore jaw or headache
  • Increased tooth sensitivity
  • Visible wear on the tooth surfaces
  • Disrupted sleep leading to irritability or drowsiness

Over time, untreated bruxism can lead to more severe problems such as fractured teeth, TMJ disorders, and damaged dental work. Stress and anxiety are often associated with the development or exacerbation of bruxism, and addressing these underlying factors, along with the use of an oral appliance such as a night guard, can help manage and alleviate the symptoms of this condition.

How Will a Night Guard Help Me?

Similar to how a sports mouth guard is worn, a night guard provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth while you sleep. All night guards are custom-fitted to your unique dental anatomy for comfort and to allow for proper breathing. Our dentists will take an impression of your teeth and have the night guard created by a dental lab.

Once it’s ready to take home, you’ll pop it into place before you climb into bed every night. The night guard prevents your teeth from touching as well as gives the muscles in your jaw a cushioning effect if you do try to clench your teeth. Overall, its presence lightens the tension put on the jaw and prevents pain in the area as well as tooth enamel loss.

Ask About a Custom Night Guard Today

Stop next-day discomfort associated with grinding or clenching by wearing a night guard from our team of dentists serving Greater Orlando, FL. It’s easy to put in place, durable, and works to prevent tooth damage while you rest. Call Classic Smiles today at (407) 378-0139 to request an appointment.