Many people suffer from teeth grinding, also known as bruxism. While some individuals grind their teeth throughout the day, it is a larger problem during sleep.

Our Grand Rapids dentist knows that teeth grinding can damage enamel, wear down teeth, irritate gums, and create jaw pain. The noise from nighttime teeth grinding can also disturb your partner’s sleep.

Our Grand Rapids dentist office is able to offer:

  • Night guards for TMJ (temporomandibular joint)
  • Night guards for teeth clenching
  • Night guards for mouth or jaw problems from bite misalignment

If you grind your teeth you should consider a custom night guard. Similar to a mouth guard worn by athletes, this device provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth while you sleep. All dental night guards are custom fitted for comfort and to allow for proper breathing. Our family dentist will take an impression of your teeth and have the night guard created by a lab. Night guards are very durable and can be used for up to 10 years.

Dr. Ritzema DDS at Complete Health Dentistry will be able to help you safeguard teeth from nighttime teeth grinding. If you are interested in learning more about night guard services, give our dentist in Grand Rapids a call at (616) 458-7267.