Teeth grinding, or bruxism as it is officially known, can cause a wide range of problems. Interestingly, often it is not possible for people to stop themselves from doing it. Typically, it happens unconsciously and for many, it means that they are not even aware that they have the problem. But don’t worry, it is treatable with nightguards. So, how does a nightguard prevent teeth grinding?
When it comes to treating teeth grinding, wearing a nightguard is one of the most effective ways to stop the problem. And don’t worry, the process is easy and we are here to help you every step of the way. The first step is having your dentist take an impression of your teeth so we can custom design a nightguard for you. They work by creating a barrier between the upper and lower teeth, helping to prevent you from grinding your teeth and, should you still grind, protecting them from any damage that could occur.
There are other problems that come with teeth grinding such as headaches and pain in the jaw and teeth. Oftentimes a night guard will improve sleep quality and reduce the problem of headaches and jaw pain that is a result of teeth grinding.
Teeth grinding is a bad habit that is difficult to stop, but it can be done! Often, it is caused by stress and anxiety but a nightguard will help to reduce the pressure on the teeth and the jaw. This will eventually prevent you from grinding your teeth.
For sufferers, there is light at the end of the tunnel because there is no longer any need to put up with the problem. A custom nightguard will provide relief and a solution that works. So, if you suffer from teeth grinding give us a call! We would love to discuss the option of a nightguard with you because it will make a difference.