Night Guards

Maple Glen, PA Dentist

Unconscious grinding of the teeth during sleep is a condition known as bruxism. If you are grinding your teeth in your sleep most nights, you should contact our office for a night guard.

Of course, many people are completely unaware that they are clenching or grinding their teeth, and only find out when they start to notice that their teeth are looking short or flat- or worse, when teeth and/or fillings and crowns start to crack and break! Dr. Lewin will discuss her findings with you during your dental exam if she notices any signs of clenching and/or grinding during your dental examination.

A night guard is a removable dental appliance that is similar to an athletic mouth guard. It provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth to protect them while you sleep.

Dr. Rachel Lewin will custom fit your night guard to ensure your comfort and safety. Night guards can protect your teeth from wear, gum irritation, enamel damage, and jaw pain.

At your appointment, Dr. Rachel Lewin will discuss other ways to help reduce or eliminate night grinding. This may include avoiding chewing gum, alcohol, and caffeine, as these increase the risks of grinding.

If you suspect you may have issues with teeth grinding, contact our office for an appointment.