What are night guards?

Night guards are a special type of mouth guard designed to treat bruxism. If you suspect that you might suffer from bruxism, or if our dentists and team suspects that you may suffer from bruxism, Dr. James Feldman and Dr. Steven Feldman may suggest that a night guard in Washington, DC, is a good treatment for you in order to protect your teeth.

What is bruxism?

Bruxism is the grinding and clenching of teeth. Often, people are unaware they suffer from bruxism because it often occurs while they are sleeping. Common signs that you might suffer from bruxism include:

  • A tightness or tiredness in your jaw
  • Jaw pain, ear pain or facial pain
  • Frequent tension headaches and migraines
  • Teeth that are chipped, flattened, cracked or worn

Do I need a night guard?

If you notice any symptoms of bruxism or have reason to think you might suffer from it, you might greatly benefit from the use of a custom night guard. Our dentists will be happy to assist you in determining whether a night guard is a good choice for your smile. If you have questions about treating teeth grinding or if you think that a night guard might be a good choice for you, please contact our office at 202-362-8412 to schedule a consultation at Feldman Dentistry.

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