About Nightguards for Bruxism
If you or a loved one grinds their teeth at night, you know how annoying it can be. More importantly, is the damage this can cause to the teeth as well as the associated symptoms, which can include headaches and tension in the neck and shoulders. Get the relief you need with our custom-designed mouthguards that prevent bruxism. They’re made to fit comfortably over the teeth and provide a protective barrier to stop any harmful contact during the night, helping you rest easy.
Sleep Easy & Smile Brightly
Many individuals clench or grind their teeth in their sleep. Not only does this cause damage to teeth, but also it can also lead to headaches, the tension in the neck and shoulders, and even snoring or difficulty breathing. A nightguard is a mouthpiece, customized by our dentists, which protects your teeth and jaw while you sleep.
People who grind their teeth are not only annoying to their sleeping companions by also suffer from the effects bruxism has on their health. People who grind their teeth often suffer from jaw pain when they wake up in the morning and may even develop a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). The force exerted by the facial muscles when the teeth grinding at night can result in pains that occur during the day. These people may also experience gum recession, sleeping issues, and irritability with sleep companions.
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The Symptoms of Teeth Grinding
Teeth grinding occurs subconsciously and is commonly caused by anxiousness or tenseness. Here are some of the signs that you may be a bruxer (teeth grinder):
- Your clenching wakes up your sleep partner
- Your teeth are worn, flattened or chipped
- Your enamel is worn down. This can lead to discolored teeth and teeth that are susceptible to chipping or fracture.
- Sensitive teeth are a symptom of bruxing. These people feel extreme sensitivity to hot or cold foods or drink.
- Earaches, headaches and facial pain
Teeth Grinding Treatment
Drs. Hamlett and La Mastra administer custom-designed nightguards for patients who suffer from teeth grinding. These night or mouthguards work to protect the surface of your teeth and prevent the health problems that are associated with bruxism. The nightguards are designed to be comfortable and not hinder your breathing passages so your sleep does not suffer as a result of your new mouthpiece.
If you are concerned about what your teeth grinding can be doing to you contact our Dallas dental office today to schedule a consultation with Drs. Hamlett and La Mastra.