Nightguard for Bruxism – Teeth Grinding
If you wake up every morning with a sore jaw, headache or pain in your teeth, you could be suffering from grinding your teeth during your sleep. Bruxism, or teeth grinding, affects some adults and becomes a nuisance during the day and even leads to further issues concerning your oral health. Grinding your teeth can cause them to become cracked, chipped or even result in them breaking, if not addressed.
One of the most common general dental treatments for bruxism is a dental nightguard. At Arbor Dental, we will take an impression of your teeth and have our lab custom mold a nightguard for your mouth. The guard should be worn at night to help keep space between the teeth, preventing them from rubbing against each other. The guard is custom fitted around your teeth, making it impossible for your jaws to shift during sleep.
There are several types of nightguards offered over-the-counter or on the shelves of your local pharmacy, but your dentist can provide a tailor-made nightguard for your specific needs. While most nightguards can be molded using home remedies and solutions, Arbor Dental has your nightguard custom made specifically for you. The result is a more comfortable fit, and it is a more effective fight against teeth grinding. The guard itself is also higher quality and will last much longer than others.
If you’re suffering from sore jaws and morning headaches, contact our office and make an appointment. Our knowledgeable team will have you sleeping through the night while guarding your teeth in the process.