Dr. Roger Anderson may recommend a night guard if you grind your teeth at night, have a TMJ disorder, or have another dental condition that damages your teeth. Also known as occlusal guards, this oral appliance works to protect your teeth while you sleep, preventing damage so that you can avoid the need for restorative treatment and maintain a healthy smile. 

Night guards are a type of mouth guard, and are most frequently used to treat bruxism, or chronic teeth grinding and clenching. If it is not brought under control, bruxism can wear down your teeth and may lead to extensive restorative treatment. Many people who have bruxism are unaware of the problem, as it most frequently occurs at night while they are sleeping. Some common signs of bruxism include: 

  • Excessive tooth wear, including chipped, flattened, cracked or very worn teeth 

  • Worn tooth enamel which exposes the inner layers of the tooth 

  • Chronic jaw, facial and ear pain 

  • A tired or tight feeling in the jaw upon awakening 

  • Tension headaches and migraines 

  • Indentations on the side of the tongue 

  • Increased tooth sensitivity, especially to temperature 


Dr. Roger Anderson custom-designs each night guard to fit your smile comfortably and provide an effective solution for you so that you can rest easily while also protecting your smile. 

Please feel free to call us at 303-232-6205 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Roger Anderson and find out if night guards in Lakewood, Colorado, are right for you.




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