If you frequently wake up with a headache or sore jaw, you may be experiencing a few effects of bruxism. Bruxism is a disorder that causes jaw clenching and teeth grinding, usually while sleeping. While bruxism can range from mild to severe, most patients are unaware of the wear and tear bruxism can cause to their teeth until it’s too late.
At Jackson Smiles Family Dentistry, we aim to help patients protect their smile and oral health! We provide custom nightguards for bruxism to help you combat teeth grinding and jaw clenching. Call our office or fill out our virtual contact form to learn more!
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How do you treat bruxism?
Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, can cause discomfort and eventually damage teeth over time. Bruxism can develop at any age, and factors like stress, sleep, or an abnormal bite can contribute to teeth grinding. One non-invasive way to treat bruxism is by using a custom nightguard when sleeping. When you visit our Jackson Smiles Family Dentistry team, we’ll thoroughly evaluate your condition and provide you with bruxism treatment options that may include a nightguard.
Do mouthguards work for grinding teeth?
To help you find relief or resolve bruxism symptoms, Dr. Patel can form a nightguard to fit comfortably in your mouth. Nightguards place a barrier between your teeth to help protect the teeth and help prevent jaw pain. Patients with bruxism who consistently use a nightguard to help stop jaw pain or teeth grinding are likely to experience some relief.
Why should I get a custom nightguard from the dentist?
If a nightguard to help alleviate negative symptoms of bruxism like jaw pain or soreness is necessary, a custom nightguard may be the most effective solution. Custom nightguards ensure comfort, fit, and reliability for their material and quality. When you visit our office, Dr. Patel can craft you a custom nightguard to fit comfortably to help you with bruxism symptoms.
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