Mouthguards and Nightguards

Teeth Grinding Protection in Westerville, OH

Mouthguards and Nightguards in Westerville, OH - Westar DentalA common dental problem for both adults and children is “bruxism,” the technical term for grinding your teeth. Causes range from stress to sleep disorders to misaligned teeth. Dr. Oh provides custom nightguards to protect your teeth if you are grinding them during the night, the most common time for bruxing. He can also design mouthguards that protect the teeth during athletic activities.

Night grinding is diagnosed by assessing symptoms such as morning headaches, soreness in the jaws, teeth that seem loose in the morning, fractures, or small notches at the gumline. Unusual wear patterns on the teeth are another sign that you might need a nightguard.

To fabricate a nightguard, Dr. Oh takes an impression of your teeth so it can be custom milled for a comfortable fit. Wear the guard during sleep or during the day, if needed, to protect your teeth from damage due to clenching, grinding, or injury during sports.

If you have any of the symptoms above, call Westar Dental at (614) 568-4021 for an appointment to discuss getting a nightguard. You’ll protect your teeth and get a better night’s sleep.