A night guard is a custom-designed oral appliance, designed to be worn while you sleep. If you experience bruxism (chronic teeth-grinding), for example, then a night guard can help protect your teeth.
What Does a Night Guard Do?
A night guard is used to help protect the teeth from the grinding of bruxism, so patients don’t unconsciously destroy healthy, natural tooth structures. Bruxism is an issue for millions of patients. They are often not aware of it because it happens when they sleep. However, if left untreated, it can lead to tooth damage, malocclusion, an increased risk of gum disease, or more.
Schedule A Consultation About Night Guards With Us Today
At the offices of Shawn Hofkes, DDS, we are dedicated to helping you achieve a healthy, brilliant smile. Please call 562-584-4082 today to schedule your dental appointment with us. We welcome patients of all ages from Cerritos, CA, and all surrounding communities, such as Lakewood, Long Beach, Buena Park, and more.