Many people are affected by bruxism (pronounced bruk-sizm), which is the medical term for the repeated forceful grinding or clenching of the teeth. Bruxism or teeth grinding is considered a major cause of various tooth diseases and other cosmetic problems. It can damage your tooth enamel, cause gum problems, pain, cracks in teeth, and even decay your teeth completely. Migraine headaches and pain in ears, shoulders, neck and back are all common symptoms of repeated teeth grinding.
Many people with bruxism do not realize the grinding is even occurring, which can have serious consequences. While less common during daytime activities while awake, teeth grinding occurs more at nighttime during sleep. Bruxism also creates a sound which can disturb your partner’s sleep.
Are you suffering from bruxism or teeth grinding? The best short term solution is using a nightguard to protect your teeth while you grind them during sleep. The night guards act as a barrier between your top and bottom teeth, and protects them while you are asleep. As previously mentioned, night guards are the most effective solution for bruxism.
There are several types of night guards for teeth grinding prevention are available in the market place, most of which are not custom fitted and come in different sizes. Some people need a full-size night guard while some need smaller ones for front teeth only. Hence, it is always advisable to consult a professional dental care provider for selecting the right night guard for you. If required, a professional dental lab will take an impression of your teeth to create a night guard that is molded for your teeth.
Susceptible of teeth grinding? Get your custom fitted night guards for teeth grinding prevention. Set up an appointment with us today.
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