Night guards are devices that help prevent a person from grinding his or her teeth unconsciously or while asleep. This ailment is called Bruxism, and it results in a whole host of problems, including worn down teeth, headaches and even cracked and broken teeth. It is extremely important that a person be prevented from grinding teeth or clenching jaws in order for these symptoms to reduce. There are other ways of curing a person of this problem, such as using biofeedback devices, but these guards work best. They prevent the two sets of teeth meeting while it is worn. There is cushioning in between the teeth that prevents the clenching or grinding position from happening. A person has to wear a night guard at night while sleeping so that this habit can be got rid of in due course of time.
According to a dentist in Chelmsford, many people opt for purchasing night guards directly from a manufacturer because they wish to avoid paying dentist’s fees. These mouth guards are certainly expensive, but it is not a good idea to buy one without a medical consultation first. It is very important for the mouth guard to fit absolutely well if it has to be effective. An ill fitting night guard will not give you the desired results and neither will it be comfortable to use
A good dentist will be able to fix you up with a mouth guard after measuring your mouth and will also supervise you periodically in order to see if the treatment is indeed working. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.