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There are a lot of reasons why you’d want to wear a night guard. They’re used a lot more often than you’d think, too, with quite a few adults utilizing them on a nightly basis. But do you know if you need one? Or how to spot the signs that tell you that you might?

We want to help make this clear for you so that there’s no question on when these can help you and your teeth. That’s why we put this post together – to help you out with this as much as possible.

What do they do?
The primary reason that you’ll have a Dentist recommend a night guard is to help prevent damage if you grind your teeth during your sleep. You’d be surprised at how common this is, and how even more common it is to see how many adults don’t take care of this. It results in broken, smooth tooth surfaces that aren’t effective any longer.

How do they help?
A night guard helps because it prevents your teeth from grinding against each other all night long. A night guard can also fight TMJ, a disorder where the joint between your jawbone and skull becomes irritated due to misalignment or pressure.

Here at Chalfont Dentistry in Chalfont, Pennsylvania, our goal is to help you have the best oral health possible. That includes teeth that are fully healthy and functional. If you have any questions about night guards or want to learn more about the process, call us today at 215-660-3636.