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Posted on: December 22, 2017
What is a Night Guard?
If you’re interested in knowing all about night guards in Arlington VA, then you have come to the right blog. Our dentist, Dr. Duke Kim, is happy to tell you all about night guards so you can use them properly and understand them more.
Night guards are reliable appliances that can help protect your teeth and jaw if you have bruxism or the TMJ disorder. These two dental problems are very dangerous for the smile because they can cause broken, cracked, or worn-down teeth. They can also cause jaw inflammation and other issues. A night guard can protect the teeth and jaws at night by absorbing the pressures of the grinding and clenching.
Fortunately, there are a couple options available when it comes to protecting your teeth. You can purchase a night guard at our office, which is custom-made, or you can purchase a mouthguard at the local sporting goods store, which is pre-formed and ready to go. Keep your needs, wants, and desires in mind while choosing between the two appliances. That way you can choose the guard that is right for you.
To learn more about night guards or to ask our dental team a question, please contact Ballston Dental Arts at (703) 291-3111 at your earliest convenience. When you reach out to us, we will be happy to talk with you and give you the information you’re looking for. We are excited to help you!