Mouthguards and Nightguards for Bruxism
Are you a habitual teeth grinder and jaw clencher? This may be more than just an anxious habit. Bruxism or teeth grinding can create severe problems for your oral health. The problem with it is it happens when you are not aware of it, as evidenced by nighttime grinders who are unable to stop the habit physically while in slumber. When this continues, you can eventually wear out your teeth and develop a TMJ disorder.
The best way to keep these impending problems at bay is to invest in a simple solution: wearing custom mouthguards during the nighttime to protect your teeth from teeth grinding.
What is a Mouthguard and How Can it Help?
A mouth guard is an oral appliance custom-made out of plastic to help with teeth grinding. This is typically worn at night to keep your teeth from grinding. This simple but professional and highly effective treatment is a great way to prevent your teeth from getting widespread damage.
Getting a mouth guard is easy and painless. All that needs to be done is for your dentist to create an impression of your teeth and have that sent off to the lab, which will construct a set of mouthguards out of plastic for you. You may already get your mouth guard on the following visit, and after which you are then required to wear them every night.
A Lifetime Treatment
Since bruxism is a condition that you can’t train yourself out of, you might be looking at the idea of having to wear mouthguards for the rest or most of your life. For many people, this may seem like a hassle, but the benefits far outweigh the consequences. When you get fitted out for mouthguards, make sure to do you your part by committing to wearing them religiously – for this is the only way to stop waking up in the morning with a sore jaw and worn out teeth due to bruxism!
Are you, or anything you know, a candidate for a mouth guard? Visit our clinic this week at 27450 Tourney Road, Suite 220, Valencia CA 91355 so we can create a custom mouth guard for you.