Protect Your Dental Health with Nightguards For Chronic Teeth Grinding
Occasionally, you may grind your teeth, but when this habit becomes chronic, it can damage your teeth and give rise to numerous dental health complications. If you notice or have been told you grind teeth, it’s time to book an appointment with Stoneycreek Village Dental for treatment. Seeking prompt treatment eliminates the need for costly and invasive dental restorations.
What is bruxism?
Bruxism is the technical term for habitual grinding and clenching of teeth. Bruxism sufferers grind their teeth unconsciously when sleeping, although some people have awake bruxism. Bruxism causes not only dental damage but also puts excessive pressure on your jaw muscles and joints. Bruxism leads to numerous unpleasant symptoms, like.
- Jaw pain
- Constant headaches
- Pain around the neck and shoulders
- Broken fillings and crowns
- Loose teeth
- Fractured or cracked teeth
- Disrupted sleep
Although stress and anxiety are the common causes of bruxism, a misaligned bite and crooked teeth can trigger bruxism. Whatever the cause of your teeth grinding, please book an appointment with Drs. Yohannes Melkie and Alan Chan for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Treatment for bruxism at a dentist’s office
Drs. Melkie and Chan offer a custom mouthguard as the first line of defence against bruxism. A nightguard creates a disocclusion between the upper and lower teeth. In other words, it prevents these teeth from touching, reducing dental damage. Besides, a mouthguard absorbs pressure from teeth grinding, reducing pressure on the jaw joints and muscles. An added benefit is that a custom mouthpiece reduces the grinding noise, which can be welcome news to your sleeping partner.
It’s important to note that a nightguard doesn’t cure bruxism. It helps your jaw muscles relax and protects your teeth from damage. Our dental team works with you to identify the root cause of your bruxism to devise a long-lasting solution.
Sleep better and wake up refreshed with a custom mouthguard
Are you looking to protect your smile from bruxism? Please dial (780) 666-7327 to schedule an appointment with Stoneycreek Village Dental for a bruxism guard. Once you get used to a nightguard, you will have a good night’s sleep and wake up refreshed. No headaches and no jaw soreness!