NIGHTGUARDS / BITE PROTECTION
Protecting your Teeth
Bruxism is usually associated with stress, but can be related to sleep disorders, poor bite or jaw joint dysfunction (TMJ/TMD).
Because it usually occurs during sleep, bruxism can go unnoticed for years. Common symptoms of bruxism include headaches, tired or sore facial muscles and cracked or sensitive teeth.
Extensive grinding can cause severe wear of tooth enamel, making the teeth appear shorter and flattened. Left untreated, bruxism can eventually result in serious damage to the teeth that may require extensive restorative procedures to repair.
As part of your complete dental examination, our doctors will evaluate both jaw joints (TMJ) and each tooth surface to observe for signs of distress and address any problems as needed to keep to your teeth and jaw joints healthy and pain-free.
Do you grind and clench your teeth during sleep? Please Contact Us and find out if you might be a candidate for a nightguard.