Many people don’t realize that they grind their teeth because they do it at night as they sleep. If you wake up with sore facial muscles or general facial tension, this is a common sign of nightly grinding and clenching, also known as bruxism. When left untreated, this regular action could have serious ramifications for your oral health, such as waking up with a broken tooth and increasing your risk of developing oral health problems. Fortunately, we offer custom-tailored bruxism nightguards near you.
People who have bruxism often don’t know it because they do it at night while they’re asleep. If your condition is being treated, it can put you at a greater risk for oral health problems and emergencies, such as dental damage. Here are some signs to keep an eye out for that could indicate that you have bruxism:
If you notice any of these, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Crofoot or Dr. Snarr.
Occasional teeth grinding may not result in long-term damage, but frequent and regular clenching and grinding will likely cause broken teeth and enamel erosion, which can leave your teeth susceptible to cavity formation. Here are some other issues that untreated bruxism can cause:
Although you can purchase a mouthguard from your local sporting or department stores, these don’t provide you with the quality, comfort, or protection that our custom-fitted nightguards do. Here are some of the benefits that you’ll be able to enjoy by getting one:
Routine maintenance of your grinding guard is necessary in order to help it last longer and keep it free of bacteria. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your new mouthguard:
If you have any questions on how to take care of your bruxism nightguard, don’t hesitate to contact our office and ask!
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