Nightguard For Teeth Grinding

Posted by STREAMSIDE DENTAL on Feb 9 2023, 06:36 AM

Nightguard For Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding, medically known as bruxism, is the act of clenching and gnashing your teeth. It can occur when you are awake or asleep. It can cause wear, damage, and breakage of your natural teeth.

A dental night guard is a custom-fitted mouthpiece that can be worn at night to protect your teeth from grinding and clenching. These guards can be made from hard acrylic or soft material like rubber, so it's important to ask the dentist which material would be best for you.

When teeth grinding happens on a regular basis, it can cause major tooth damage and even jaw pain that can keep you up at night. Wearing a night guard while you sleep can protect your teeth from these complications.

Many patients find that using a night guard helps them sleep better by preventing the aches and pains that come from teeth grinding. It's also great for preventing damage to the surfaces of your teeth that can be painful and expensive to repair.

How a Nightguard Protects My Teeth?

People who grind their teeth at night are causing great damage to their tooth structure. When teeth grinding is left untreated, it can lead to many issues such as enamel wear, tooth fracture, gum tissue damage, or TMJ disorder. Using a nightguard can help to prevent these issues from occurring.

A nightguard is a mouthpiece that is made custom for your teeth. It fits over the top of your teeth so that you are unable to clench and grind on them throughout the night. This allows you to have peace of mind knowing that you will not harm your natural teeth from the effects of bruxism. In addition to preventing damage from bruxism, the nightguard also acts as a protective barrier to help prevent any further damage from occurring due to clenching of the jaw muscles. The mouthguard also helps to improve comfort and creates a more restful night's sleep.

If you are suffering from chronic headaches or soreness in the jaw, earaches, trouble with your bite alignment, or even damaged teeth due to grinding and clenching, then a night guard may be a good solution. 

If you're considering a nightguard to protect your teeth, call us at (970) 479-0408 or visit Streamside Dental at 51 Eagle Rd, A1 Avon, Eagle-Vail, Colorado 81657, in case of a TMJ disorder. We will guide you further.

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