Do you ever find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth? This common condition can occur while you are awake in the daytime or when you are asleep in the night. However, consistent grinding and clenching of the jaws and teeth seems to affect most people while they are sleeping. The condition of regularly clenching or grinding your teeth is known by its proper name “bruxism”. If you suffer from bruxism regularly, you probably also suffer from associated symptoms such as headaches, migraines, ear aches or jaw pain. If your bruxism isn’t treated quickly, it can lead to cracked or broken teeth or even the loss of some teeth completely.
Luckily for you and any other sufferers of bruxism, there are simple, comfortable, non-invasive methods to treat it. One of the most common and easy solutions to the consistent grinding of your teeth is to wear a night guard. Since most bruxism sufferers grind their teeth during the night, night guards have proven to be a very effective way to control the wear and tear that teeth-clenching causes over time. They are tailor-made for you by your dentist to comfortably prevent your teeth from making contact with opposing teeth.
There are two types of nightguards:
If you are suffering from bruxism, give us a call at Doral Dental Specialty Center as soon as possible. Let’s reduce the wear and tear your teeth suffer everyday!