Canton Family Dentist Shares how Wearing a Night Guard can Save Your Smile


It’s not uncommon for people to wake up from a restless night of sleep with a headache and sore, sensitive teeth. Unfortunately, there are many people who don’t realize why this happens and don’t know of a solution to stop it from happening. Many people also don’t know that visiting your Canton family dentist can help you identify this problem as bruxism, also known as teeth grinding.


People may not think that they grind their teeth, but they also may not realize that it’s happening when they’re asleep and are unable to properly take care of it if they don’t know that they’re doing it. A majority of people who grind their teeth are doing it unconsciously at night, which is why we offer night guards to protect your smile.


Bruxism is extremely dangerous and can more than just make you feel uncomfortable. Grinding your teeth can lead to several problems, such as:

· Headaches

· Tooth pain

· Jaw aches/soreness

· Dental damage (cracks, chips, loose teeth)

· Earaches

· Restlessness

· Exhaustion

· Neck pain


Wearing a night guard while you’re sleeping can save your smile! This will protect your teeth from grinding together while you sleep—you may try, but the personally designed guard will eliminate the possibility. This can also help get rid of headaches and other aches and pains that you’ve been experiencing due to dental grinding.


It can be hard to simply stop grinding your teeth, especially if you’re stressed out on a daily basis due to work, school, or your personal life. While wearing your night guard, you’ll be able to protect your teeth and have some control over the possibility of any damage.


Contact your Canton family dentist to learn more about our available night guards or to schedule an appointment/consultation by calling (330) 493-8400 today!


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