(770) 424-4565
Nightguards, Marietta


Nightguard for Bruxism – Teeth Grinding

Have you been told you grind your teeth when you sleep? Not only can this be annoying for your sleep partner, you could also be damaging your teeth and jaw joint. Jaw clenching and teeth grinding are symptoms of bruxism, a disorder associated with stress. As part of our general dentistry treatments at Dental Care Center at Kennestone, we can help minimize the damage from bruxism by curbing teeth grinding with a customized nightguard.

Teeth grinding and jaw clenching puts excessive pressure on your teeth. Your jaw muscles are extremely strong, exerting hundreds of pounds of pressure when you chew or clench your jaw. While you can make a conscious effort not to clench your jaw when you are awake, it is difficult to stop nocturnal teeth grinding. This constant pressure and wear on the teeth can cause extensive damage. You can wear down the enamel protecting your teeth and even cause cracks or breaks in the tooth structure.

Protection from Teeth Grinding

If you suffer from bruxism, you may be damaging your teeth and putting excess pressure on your jaw joint. This can lead to dental problems and issues with your jaw joint, such as TMD. Our dentist can create a customized nightguard that can protect your teeth and jaw from bruxism. The appliance is made for your mouth, keeping your teeth from rubbing against each other and reducing pressure on your jaw joint. We can ensure that your nightguard is comfortable, allowing you and your sleep partner to get a good night’s rest without any teeth grinding.

If you have bruxism, contact Dental Care Center at Kennestone today to schedule your appointment. We can examine your teeth to ensure no damage has been caused. We will create a customized dental nightguard to protect your teeth and jaw. We accept many forms of insurance, and we also have payment options available.


Call our office or use our online contact option to schedule your appointment now!

Our Client Reviews

Dental Care Center at Kennestone

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 247 reviews

  • I absolutely love this dental experience. I used to dread having to make dental trips but since finding this office 4 years ago that took the dread away. From making the appointment, to visiting with the office staff. It's great. The Hygienist is very friendly. But that Dr. O,
    she is a ray of sunshine. Perfect bedside manner, concerning, caring, helpful, and so very positive. I do not have dental insurance and could go somewhere else that may be a tad cheaper but I wouldn't trade this dental office for the world. They feel more like family. Give them a try you won't regret it!

    Angie W.
  • I am very happy I came to this dental office! I tend to avoid going to the dentist because of past experiences, but my visit today was 10/10!! The dental hygienist, Kelly, and Dr. Buffington were so nice and thorough. I highly recommend! So happy I found a good and nice dental office finally!! :)

  • Always a great experience when I come in for cleanings or any work that has to be done. Special thanks to my hygienist Kelli for a good cleaning today and making me feel comfortable. Dr. Buffington is also terrific and very attentive. The entire staff will make you feel welcome and comfortable.

    Mark P.
  • I have been a patient here for many years. I’ve always had positive experiences. I especially like the Dental Hygenist “Callie”. She is just the best, always smiling and cheerful, just what you need at the Dentist. She is very experienced and I’ve learned a lot from her. All the Staff is very nice and polite and Dr Buffington is great also. I’ve had a lot of dental work done by her and never had a problem. She is very gentle and painless too!

    Nancy M.
  • The dentist, Dr. Buffington, hygienist, and staff were professional and efficient. Dr. Buffington provided an excellent explanation to my question so that I understood the situation. High recommend this dental practice.

    Don S.
  • Dr. Buffington has to be the kindest, most patient dentist in the world. The staff is amazingly attentive, non-judgemental and offers a very comforting experience. I appreciate how patient they are with me, a 44-year old that still cries and would rather give birth (without medication) than have dental work. I hope you catch my drift😉

    Adriennes B.
  • I really like Dr. Buffington. She gave me a plan that gives me hope about a TMJ issue. Everyone on the staff was professional and seemed genuinely caring. I would highly recommend the office.

    It’s a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and they don’t try to sell you on things you don’t need.

    Donna D.
  • I highly recommend this dental practice. They took prompt and amazing care of me to address a TMJ episode. Dr. Buffington and all employees I encountered were professional, friendly, caring and knowledgeable. They set me on the path of recovery and have earned my respect and business going forward. How refreshing to engage with a business that truly understands customer service.

    Ronni P.