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Advantages of Night Guards

Nightguards in Jonesboro AR, Dr. Anthony Bartels, DDS

If you are grinding your teeth at night, you might be experiencing headaches or tension, and the pain will only get worse if you aren’t treating your grinding habits. Night guards are commonly used to prevent grinding, and custom options are a great way to stop grinding your teeth comfortably. At the office of Anthony Bartels, DDS, we are proud to offer custom options for our patients.

Do I need a Night Guard?

Many people who commonly grind or clench their teeth at night wonder if a night guard is really necessary. Here are some of the advantages of wearing a custom guard:

  • Prevention: Teeth grinding is considered a source of many tooth ...

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Jaw Pain

Jaw pain in Jonesboro AR, Dr. Anthony Bartels, DDS

If you are experiencing jaw pain or feel your jaw is popping or locking, you may benefit from an evaluation to determine the cause of your discomfort.  If you are clinching or grinding your teeth, we may recommend a non-invasive treatment called an occlusal splint or nightguard.  This splint can be worn at night to help your muscles relax. 

Many people refer to jaw pain as TMJ or TMJD (temporomandibular joint disorder).  If you suspect you have this condition, call us right away to schedule an exam with Dr. Bartels so you can feel like YOU again!

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