Bruxism, otherwise known as teeth grinding is a dental condition suffered by several adults and children. Bruxism not only causes pain but also annoys people around you while you sleep. Also, it can put your oral health at risk. Constant teeth grinding can impact the enamel of your teeth, cause a headache and jaw pain. This will eventually lead to tooth sensitivity as the dentin gets exposed. Clenching and grinding can lead to cracks and damages your tooth.
To protect your teeth from getting damaged, it is necessary to wear a mouth guard during the night. Night guards are made of plastic and they perfectly fit on the top row of your teeth. It acts as a barrier between your top and bottom row of teeth. This way we can eliminate clenching and grinding. Also, these night guards are designed in such a way that they are comfortable when you wear them. So you will hardly feel that you are wearing a mouth guard.
If you are looking for mouth guards in Elk Grove, one of our dentists can examine you for bruxism and treat you with night guards.
As bruxism occurs when you are asleep, there are chances of you being unaware about your teeth grinding habit. Maybe your sleep partner will know and may notify you about your condition. Otherwise, your dentist is the right person who will be able to check if you have bruxism or not.
A mouth guard for sports is used by sports players to protect themselves from mouth injuries or fractures. Mouth guards are also used by patients who are already wearing orthodontic appliance like braces.
Though you can easily avail night guards from a nearby pharmacy nothing can match the custom made guard specially made by your dentist to comfortably fit your teeth. Once our dentist examines your dental condition, he will be able to suggest you if a mouth guard is a right solution. Our dentist will take an impression of your teeth and send it to the lab where your customized guard will be made.
Night guards are quite comfortable and easy to clean. They are durable and protects your teeth from dental problems caused by bruxism.
For further details about night guards, kindly contact our dental office.
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