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Nightguard for Bruxism – Teeth Grinding

Do you wake up in the morning with a sore jaw or damage to the surface of your teeth? If so, it is possible that you are suffering from a condition called bruxism. You may recognize this nighttime habit better by its common description – teeth grinding. Just like snoring, teeth grinding can also cause friction in personal relationships. The sound can become quite loud and is grating to the ear.

More importantly, grinding your teeth at night will cause them to become jagged or worn down. Bruxism destroys the protective enamel of the teeth, leaving them vulnerable to decay or infection. A nightguard is the preferred general dentistry treatment for preventing patients from causing damage to their teeth due to nighttime grinding.

Effective Nightguards

Although Dentists on the Square recommends the use of nightguards for bruxism, the device must fit correctly and comfortably. At Dentists on the Square, we understand the anatomy of the teeth and gums, which means that our team can ensure that your nightguard provides positive benefits when you are sleeping. The purpose of an effective nightguard is to protect your teeth and help you and your partner enjoy a restful sleep.

If you purchase a nightguard over the counter, there is no guarantee of effectiveness. These devices are often one-size-fits-all, which can result in further discomfort while you sleep. It is important to consult with the experts from Dentists on the Square when considering a nightguard as a treatment for bruxism. We have the experience and tools necessary to determine whether a nightguard is the answer to your problem. Our team can also provide recommendations for other treatments that could prevent you from grinding your teeth altogether.

For more information on nightguards and bruxism, reach out to your local Philadelphia professionals at Dentists on the Square. We are here to help you achieve excellence in oral health at a price that you can afford.

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  • Marianne M.

    Dentists on the Square is great. I’ve had a lot of work done, and they are by far the best practice I’ve been to. They are preventative in mindset, which makes a huge difference to minimize issues before they are large scale problems. The team collaborates and they are very attentive. And now I walk out after a cleaning with much whiter teeth! My hygienist is amazing!

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    This was my best experience at a dentist office. The staff was AWESOME!!!!. I had some major dental work done and still the experience was wonderful. Thanks, Bonnie for the warm welcome.

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    DOTS is fantastic! I’ve been a long time patient and have referred many friends. Their staff and doctors are attentive, caring and always willing to sit down and plan out treatment and talk through your benefits. Thank you!

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    They actually have me excited to get implants. The staff is amazing and extremely kind. Very thorough and comprehensible, even with such a detailed process. Thank you!! I’m very happy to have been recommended to come here.

  • Candace V.

    I highly recommend! The staff is really friendly and nice. I had my wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Roberts and Vince and they are great. I was really nervous to have that type of treatment but they reassured me that I would be okay and made it a good experience. It is so worth it!

  • Angela B.

    My first appointment at DOTS was pretty incredible. I had a traumatic experience at my last dentist three years ago that resulted in my 1) developing severe anxiety around going to the dentist and 2) me putting off my dental health for a while. Everyone at DOTS was incredible and super supportive. Shoutout to the hygienist and dentists there that get their patients through the appointments with humor and professionalism. I think I might actually look forward to the dentist now!

  • Jake P.

    Incredibly knowledgeable and professional staff. Really pleased with my experience! This is now my go to dentist office.

  • Harry G.

    Everyone is very friendly, the office is very clean and well organized. I will definitely be returning for my dental work.

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