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Night Guard Watford

Why do we need Night Guards?

Bruxism are your grinding and clenching habits caused by stress and anxiety while you’re asleep at night. These cannot be diagnosed until you see your dentist for a check-up or for a broken tooth.  Bruxism often occurs in the early part of the night and can disturb sleep partners. It may be mild and occasional or aggressive and frequent. While the clenching and grinding may be quite audible, others make no sound while brushing their teeth and do not realize they are doing it until the dentist discovers unusual wear spots on their teeth.

The use of a Night Guard will distribute pressure evenly throughout your jaw and provide a physical barrier between your upper and lower teeth, preventing additional damage caused by Bruxism. Even though a night guard isn’t the “cure” for Bruxism , our dentist in Watford recommend them in order to reduce the damage caused by teeth grinding and alleviate the discomfort associated with the disease. To avoid long-term consequences, it’s critical to use a night guard to protect your teeth from grinding and clenching.

Effects of Bruxism

Short-term effects:

  • Headaches.
  • Facial myalgia (aching jaw & facial muscles)
  • Ear ache
  • Tightness/stiffness of the shoulders
  • Limitation of mouth opening
  • Sleep disruption
  • Sleep disruption of bed partner due to noise
  • Excess tooth mobility
  • Inflamed & receding gums


Long-term effects:

  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (sometimes called TMJD or just TMJ)
  • Tooth wear & breakage