Do your teeth appear to have been worn down flat? Do you ever wake up in the morning with a sore jaw? If so, you may be suffering from bruxism. A condition where a person unconsciously clenches their jaw and grinds their teeth specially during their sleep. This habit can be damaging to teeth, wearing them down over time. Jaw pain, constant headaches, tooth sensitivity, tooth damage are some of the results if the bruxism problem is left untreated.
An excessive level of stress or perhaps having an imbalance in your bite due to crooked teeth are some of the causes that a person may suffer bruxism. Grinding constantly can gradually damage your jaw joints and change the shape of your teeth.
Fortunately, a nightguard can alleviate these symptoms. Nightguard is a custom-made mouth piece that is made at your dentist office after taking impressions of your teeth. You can protect your teeth by wearing your nightguard at night. It will prevent to damage your teeth from grinding at night.
To learn more about nightguards and whether they are right for you, contact us at any of our Hamlin Dental offices, our professionals will be happy to address your questions and concerns.