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Dental Nightguards

One of the most important dental care services of our practice at Rolling Ridge Dentistry is performing preventative care for our patients here in Raleigh. Many common dental problems can be prevented with the right care, such as regular dental exams and daily oral care. Another preventive option we offer is customized nightguards for our patients. This can prevent premature wear and tear on teeth from grinding and clenching during the night.

Your teeth are made for chewing food; any other activity you do with them is called parafunction. This can be grinding or clenching your teeth during the night, slowly wearing away at your teeth’s surfaces. When there is no food in between the upper and lower teeth, these actions wear down the tops of the teeth. Once gone, teeth surfaces do not grow back and may require extensive dental work to repair. Worn-down teeth can change the appearance of your face as well as cause many dental problems that may require root canals, crowns and even extraction.

Prevent Teeth Grinding and Clenching

The best way to prevent teeth grinding and clenching during your sleep is to wear a protective dental nightguard. This adds a layer of protective material between the teeth. At Rolling Ridge Dentistry, our dentist Dr. Thomas can create a perfectly fitting nightguard from a mold of your teeth. These nightguards are comfortable and can help prevent expensive and damaging wear on your natural teeth from nighttime grinding and clenching.

If you have been told you grind or clench your teeth while you sleep, let us help you prevent further damage to your smile. Contact us today at Rolling Ridge Dentistry in Raleigh to schedule an appointment to be fitted for a dental nightguard. Your smile is worth protecting!