How Does Night Guards Help with Dental Issues in Atlanta

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Protecting our teeth is essential to ensure good dental health. That is why the practice of proper oral hygiene is highly required, but it is not enough. Some problems are beyond the control of toothpaste and mouthwash. One of which is bruxism.



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Bruxism is a condition that involves excessive grinding of teeth, especially during sleep. Excessive grinding and clenching can cause dental complications such as misshapen teeth, tooth decay, wearing of tooth enamel and more. Here at Smile Center Team, we offer night guards to prevent other dental complications.

What is a Night Guard?

It is custom-made plastic mouthguard worn to protect the teeth from any damage caused by grinding and clenching. Night guard serves as a barrier between the lower and upper teeth preventing them from being in contact.

Reasons To Wear a Night Guard

  • Prevent Tooth Damage

Excessive grinding and clenching can cause several dental issues such as shortening of teeth, tooth decay, gum recession, wearing out of tooth enamel and more. With the use of Night guards, dental problems will be prevented.

  • Protects Previous Dental Work (if there is any)

Bruxism can damage dental works such as veneers, fillings, and crowns. Wearing a Night guard can prevent the risk of damaging dental works.

  • Protects Tooth Enamel

Enamel protects the teeth. It is hard and durable substance present on the teeth, but though it is strong, it can be damaged by excessive grinding and clenching.

Benefits of Night Guard

  • Reduce Tension and Stress
  • Better Sleep
  • Protects the teeth from wearing and tearing
  • Alleviates Headaches
  • Prevents Jaw Pain
  • Prevents Bruxism and TMJ Disorder


How Does Night Guards Work?

  • It relaxes the jaws and decreases muscle spasms
  • Allows the jaw muscles to align properly
  • It cushions the teeth, thus, protecting it from wearing
  • Strengthens the teeth
  • Easing tensions that could alleviate a headache and jaw pain


Teeth grinding and clenching may be usual for some, but what they don’t know is; it causes series of dental issues. So as early as possible, if the patient suffers from grinding and clenching, they are advised to visit the dentist to have a Night Guard treatment that could help them prevent future dental problems.


If you are suffering from Bruxism, schedule your appointment with us for Night Guards and other dental treatments in Atlanta. We have two convenient locations in Atlanta (Midtown and Buckhead).