Colorado Springs Night Guards

Welcome to Apple Grove Dental! Our experienced team of dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, and patient coordinators provides the highest quality of dental care in Colorado Springs, CO. Our practice offers a wide range of dental services including night guards. We strive to ensure that all of our patients have a comfortable and pleasant experience. For more information, please don’t hesitate to call us or fill out our contact form today to schedule an appointment (719) 259-1592

The Importance of Dental Night Guards

Grinding or clenching your teeth (also known as bruxism) may lead to headaches and soreness in the facial muscles or jaw joints. You may not even notice that you grind or clench at night until you wake up with discomfort in the morning.

Bruxism could be caused by a range of different factors, including stress, anxiety, an abnormal bite, or missing or crooked teeth. Extreme grinding or clenching could lead to painful or loose teeth or fractured teeth. It can also wear down your tooth enamel, causing your teeth to be sensitive to hot or cold. Other common side effects include pain in your Temporal-mandibular joint (TMJ), headaches, malocclusion, and pain when chewing, and disruption of sleep.  It’s important to identify early on if you routinely grind or clench your teeth so you can take steps towards a happier and healthier mouth.

A custom-made mouthguard can protect your teeth during the night and relieve symptoms from grinding and clenching. It can also prevent noise and discomfort of night time bruxism and give you and your partner a better night’s rest. Your dentist can take a custom digital scan or impression of your mouth and create a night guard that is specially molded to your mouth to ensure the best protection and a comfortable fit while you sleep.

Grinding or clenching can affect both children and adults. If you are experiencing any symptoms from bruxism, call us or fill out our contact form today to schedule an appointment (719) 259-1592

Key Takeaways:

  1. Protection from Bruxism: Night guards help prevent the wear and tear that bruxism can cause on your teeth. They act as a barrier, cushioning your teeth from grinding against each other.
  2. Pain Relief: Night guards can alleviate the jaw pain, headaches, and muscle soreness often associated with bruxism.
  3. Prevention of Tooth Damage: Night guards protect your enamel from being worn down, which can lead to tooth sensitivity and other dental issues.
  4. Improved Sleep: By reducing the noise and discomfort caused by grinding, night guards can lead to better sleep for both you and your partner.
  5. Customized Fit: A custom-made night guard ensures maximum comfort and effectiveness, as it’s designed specifically for your teeth and mouth.


How do I clean my night guard?

Rinse your night guard with water before and after use. Brush it gently with a soft toothbrush and mild soap or toothpaste.

How long does a night guard last?

With proper care, a night guard can last many years. However, they may need replacement if they become worn down or damaged.

Can I wear my night guard during the day?

Night guards are designed for nighttime use, but some people with severe bruxism may benefit from wearing them during the day, especially if they clench or grind their teeth while awake.

Are there different types of night guards?

Yes, there are different types of night guards, including stock, boil-and-bite, and custom-made guards. Custom-made guards are typically recommended for the best fit and protection.

Will a night guard stop me from grinding my teeth completely?

While a night guard can help reduce the effects of grinding, it may not completely stop the habit. It’s important to address the underlying causes of bruxism, which may include stress, skeletal issues, or misaligned teeth.

Dental night guards play a crucial role in protecting your teeth from the damaging effects of bruxism. They can improve your oral health, alleviate pain, and enhance your quality of sleep. If you suspect you have bruxism, schedule a consult with at Apple Grove Dental to determine if a night guard is right for you. Call us or fill out our contact form today to schedule an appointment.