Stop Bruxism (Teeth Grinding) with a Custom Nightguard
Teeth grinding, called bruxism by dental health professionals, is common. Causes include stress, anxiety, and bite problems. It usually happens while you are sleeping, so you might not even realize you are grinding your teeth. People usually figure out that they are grinding their teeth when they begin to experience headaches, sore jaw, or a wear pattern along the tops of their front teeth. Bruxism can cause more serious problems over time if severe and consistent. Problems from teeth grinding include tooth loss, jaw problems, and hearing loss. At Elite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we can provide you with relief from bruxism with a custom occlusal nightguard, helping save your teeth from long-term damage and reducing daytime discomfort.
We will take an impression of your teeth to create a custom occlusal nightguard designed to reduce the effects of bruxism and protect your teeth and jaw. Why choose a custom occlusal nightguard created by a dentist? While you can find “boil and bite” nightguards at the store, these won’t fit you perfectly, which could cause discomfort and reduce the helpfulness of the intraoral appliance. Meanwhile, a professionally created occlusal nightguard will feel comfortable and provide better protection.
If you find yourself experiencing chronic headaches, pain in your jaw, popping or clicking jaw, or worn teeth, contact Elite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for a consultation with Dr. Kyle Thompson and his team.