Healthy Smiles for the Entire Family
Mouth Guards/Night Guards
A night guard is also known as an occlusal orthotic, bite guard, mouth guard, occlusal guard, bite splint, mouth-piece etc. It is a protective device that covers the teeth to prevent and/or reduce injury. As people are keeping their teeth for much longer, it is more important than ever to protect them.
Night Guard TMD, or Temporomandibular Disorders refers to a group of disorders that affect the jaw joint (TMJ, temporomandibular joint), which joins the jaw to the skull as well as the muscles that control chewing. Often, TMD results in discomfort such as pain, earaches, jaw stiffness and problems opening and closing, locked jaw, recurring headaches and popping. . If you are suffering from joint or muscle pain (TMJ/TMD pain) you may seek us out for help and relief of the pain. There are many ways to treat TMD just as there are many causes and symptoms. At Smiles of Virginia Family Dental Center we offer you many conservative options for TMD treatment tailored to your unique situation.
TEETH GRINDING AND CLENCHING CAN HEAVILY WEAR DOWN YOUR TEETH.
Not everyone feels discomfort from these habits. It is a very common problem that many don’t realize they have until we point it out for you.