Night Guards

Mark S Roisman, DMD -  - Dentist

Mark S Roisman, DMD

Dentist located in Westport, CT

Night Guards Specialist
Bruxism, or teeth clenching, is all too prominent, affecting about 10-15% of adults in the United States. If you suspect you’re among that number, make an appointment to see Dr. Mark Roisman at his Westport, Connecticut offices to find out about the preferred treatment method - night guards. Formed out of a detailed impression of your mouth, wearing night guards while you sleep at night is a simple, convenient way to treat this condition that can lead to serious oral health concerns if left untreated. Make an appointment to see Dr. Roisman today by phone or online to find out more about a night guard can help guard against tooth decay and jaw damage while you sleep. night guards while you sleep at night is a simple, convenient way to treat this condition that can lead to serious oral health concerns if left untreated. Make an appointment to see Dr. Roisman today by phone to find out more about a night guard can help guard against tooth decay and jaw damage while you sleep.

Night Guards Q & A

by Mark S Roisman, DMD

What are night guards used for?

Dr. Roisman custom makes night guards by taking an impression of your mouth. You wear them at night to help keep your teeth from clenching and grinding while you sleep, a common condition called bruxism. Night guards help you sleep normally because they aren’t too uncomfortable. The night guards design fits your mouth perfectly, so they are easy and convenient to use. As an added plus, you only wear them while you sleep, not while you’re out and about at work or enjoying your day.

If you don’t take action against teeth grinding while you sleep by wearing a night guard, the condition can worsen and cause problems like severe jaw damage.

What is bruxism?

Bruxism is a condition in which you, often unknowingly, clench or grind your teeth, either when you’re awake, asleep or both. You might not need aggressive treatment if your bruxism is mild, but if your condition is severe, it can lead to headaches, tooth damage, and other serious issues.

Since bruxism often affects you while you sleep, it’s important to try your best to detect symptoms, which can be difficult, and see a medical professional.

What are symptoms of bruxism?

Pay close attention to the following symptoms that may indicate that you have bruxism:

  • Ask your partner if they can hear your teeth grinding while you sleep
  • Loose or chipped teeth
  • Sensitivity or tooth pain
  • You wake yourself up from teeth grinding
  • Headaches
  • Soreness in your jaw, neck, or face
  • A locked jaw

Contact Dr. Roisman right away if you’re noticing these symptoms and suspect you may be suffering from bruxism.

Can I get a night guard over-the-counter?

Yes, you can purchase over-the-counter night guards to treat bruxism. However, getting your night guard from a professional like Dr. Roisman results in a higher quality, better fitting product that treats your condition better. These guards are a comfortable fit and much less likely to disrupt your sleep. Over-the-counter night guards require you to boil them, bite into them and make the impression of your mouth yourself. If you go to Dr. Roisman, experts handle this process and create a much better product that’s easy to use.

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