362 Parsippany Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
(973) 428-1515
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Dr. Gruber is only 1 of 4 general dentists in the state of NJ to be voted as top general dentist in NJ Monthly Magazine for the past 10 years by their peers.

Night Guards

Chronic jaw clenching and grinding one’s teeth is called bruxism. While it can happen any time of day, it often occurs at night causing an individual to wake up with any number of symptoms including jaw pain, headaches, and sore teeth that may feel loose. Although, stress and anxiety are the most common causes of bruxism there may be other contributing factors such as a sleep disorder, an abnormal bite, as well as teeth that are missing or poorly aligned.

To alleviate the symptoms of bruxism, wearing a night guard while sleeping is frequently recommended. This appliance is designed to fit over the teeth and to keep the jaws slightly apart. Wearing a night guard prevents a number of damaging events including muscle strain, excessive pressure on the jaw joint (the TMJ), and such dental damage as chipped or cracked teeth resulting from the teeth grinding against each other.

In addition to preventing damage to the soft and hard tissues surrounding the orofacial cavity, a custom night guard fabricated at the dental office can help curb a bruxism habit and give the wearer a better night’s sleep.

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Monday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 8:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Friday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 1:00pm

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362 Parsippany Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
(973) 428-1515