bite guards

Bite Guards

bite guardsPalm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, Florida

Bite guards are an effective method of protecting your teeth while you sleep. If you are like many Americans who clench and grind their teeth, you are likely causing irreversible damage, but a bite guard can help provide you with the protection you need. You may not even be aware that you clench and grind your teeth while you sleep, but Dr. Benson can determine if you do through a routine dental checkup.

Teeth clenching and grinding causes symptoms that may include:

  • Worn down teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Sore or painful jaw joints
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Neck, shoulder, or back pain

Once teeth become worn down, and the inner layers of the teeth are exposed, restorative treatments are the only way to repair teeth. These restorative treatments tend to be more invasive and costly. It is far better to prevent this type of wear and tear on your teeth to begin with rather than pay for costly repairs down the road. A bite guard is an ideal method of protecting your teeth from clenching and grinding. Bite guards are custom-made and typically worn only while you sleep, unless you tend to experience a fair amount of stress and find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth during the daytime as well.

Wearing a bite guard while you sleep will help relieve the tension and stress from the muscles in your jaw joint. Not only will you experience immediate relief from your uncomfortable symptoms but you will also be protecting your teeth from becoming worn down, cracked, or broken. At PGA Smiles, we believe that preventive treatment is key to your oral health.

To schedule your next visit, contact PGA Smiles today! We welcome patients of Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, Florida.