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Nightguard Dentist Grand Rapids

Are you experiencing problems with grinding or clenching your teeth?

If so, you’ll need to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to determine if a custom night guard would help. While night guards take some getting used to, it’s worth protecting your smile against nighttime teeth grinding.

Side effects of teeth grinding include worn teeth, jaw pain, and irritated gums. If our Grand Rapids dentist spots any of these signs, you may be asked about teeth grinding and whether you would be willing to wear a night guard.

What to Expect at Our Office

Your custom night guard will be fitted to the exact shape of your teeth for the best level of protection and comfort. During your first appointment with us, our family dentist will take impressions of your teeth to send to our dental lab.

When you come back for your next appointment, we’ll have your new night guard ready for you. Our dentist will also make sure that the fit of the night guard allows you to breathe normally.

How Night Guards Work

Night guards are similar to the mouth guards athletes wear for contact sports. However, instead of wearing them on the football field or hockey rink, you wear night guards while asleep in bed. A nighttime teeth grinding guard will prevent further damage to your smile so you don’t wear down precious tooth enamel.

Night guards prevent sleep bruxism by providing a barrier between your upper and lower teeth. That way, when you clench your jaw you’ll be biting down on the protective material and not your teeth.

Request an Appointment with Dr. Dodds

Dr. Alexandra Dodds is an experienced dentist in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She’s also accepting new patients and would be more than happy to welcome you to our practice. To schedule an appointment, please call Renew Family Dental at (616) 245-3205. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.