Night guards may be beneficial for those who clench or grind their teeth at night. This condition is called bruxism and can contribute to a variety of ailments like headaches, recurrent migraines, worn teeth or cause TMJ.
Because you are unconscious when you sleep, you may not realize you are clenching or grinding your teeth. If you or Dr. Hodge suspects you have this condition, which can affect people of any age and usually occurs during periods of high stress or anxiety, there are treatment options.
You can be fitted with a dental mouthpiece called a night guard. This device can provide relief from bruxism side effects and save your smile by preventing long-term tooth damage.
My wife said to me tonight that she sure feels like she would love to have her teeth cleaned soon, and it makes me realize that a lot of you are probably feeling the same way! We are certainly hoping that it will not be long until we are able to open our office and provide the thorough services that you’re accustomed to.
In the meantime, my staff and I have been keeping informed with the latest information on ways to treat you with; the most up to date, state of the art procedures to make you all feel safe and protected. I have been participating in numerous webinars from leading disease prevention experts and I am investing in equipment that will ensure your safety. My staff and I are staying connected via Zoom meetings to share information and training.
I miss you all and I miss working. I look forward to serving you all again soon and having life, “back to normal”. I wish you all good health!
Have a great day,
Dr. Hodge & Staff