Dental Night Guards in Salinas with Dr. Mark Washburn

Dental Night Guards in Salinas with Dr. Mark Washburn

As dentists, we emphasize how important it is to take care of your teeth. During the day, you do this by brushing, flossing, and avoiding some sugary foods. But what about when you’re asleep?

For some people, sleep is when they do the most damage to their teeth. Many people struggle with bruxism, also known as tooth grinding. The best way to prevent damage from tooth grinding is by wearing a “night guard.”

At Romie Lane Dentist, Dr. Mark Washburn can fit you for the perfect night guard that will feel comfortable against your teeth and let you rest with ease. Contact us today at (831) 758-0959 to schedule an appointment.

Why Does Tooth Grinding Occur?

Tooth grinding (bruxism) can have several causes. But the most common is stress. Although it’s not clear why those that find themselves struggling with stress or anxiety are more prone to grinding their teeth while they sleep.

The only “cure” for bruxism is addressing the cause of the tooth grinding and trying to control it. But as dentists, we can provide you with a nightguard to prevent the effects of tooth grinding and keep your teeth in place when you sleep.

What is a Night Guard?

Nightguards are essentially customized, mouth guards. Unlike the products you can buy in sporting good stores, these guards are fitted to your teeth using a mold of the inside of your mouth. This makes them far more comfortable, makes it nearly impossible to grind your teeth, and is less likely to affect sleep.

Benefits of Night Guards

Because night guards fit comfortably over your teeth, they make it nearly impossible to grind your teeth at night. Bruxism can cause several dental challenges that are reduced with night guards, including:

• Flatter Teeth
• Weaker Teeth
• Worn Out Teeth
• Jaw Pain
• Headaches, and More

Bruxism can weaken the enamel and eventually lead to tooth decay. By fitting you with a night guard, these issues are reduced.

Dental Mouth Guards for Sports

Though primarily designed for sleep, these night guards also make more comfortable mouth guards for sports. If you’re active in sports where trauma to your mouth is possible, such as basketball and football, a professional dental mouth guard in Salinas can help protect your teeth from damage.

Dr. Washburn for Night Guards in Salinas

Romie Lane Dentist and Dr. Mark Washburn are here to offer you the best quality dentistry for your oral health. For those that struggle with Bruxism, that means night guards and consistent care to make sure that your teeth are in the best possible health. Schedule your appointment today to get started.