Nightguards in Houston
A nighttime clenching and grinding habit can negatively impact your life in many ways. From sensitive teeth and gums to facial pain and headaches, people who suffer from a clenching and grinding habit experience chronic pain and exhaustion.
At Bear Creek Dentistry, we help our patients regain a good quality of life by providing appliance solutions for nighttime habits such as teeth grinding and snoring.
Nightguards to Protect Your Smile
Clenching and grinding, also known as bruxism, can destroy your smile. Worn, cracked, and chipped teeth are often the consequence of long-term teeth grinding. By creating a custom oral appliance, also called a nightguard, our dentists can provide you with relief from many symptoms and even help you avoid tooth loss or severe damage.
Our nightguards have many advantages over the ones you find at the pharmacy. They fit snugly, meaning they stay put while you sleep; they allow your jaw to return to a comfortable position that promotes the relaxation of your jaw, face, and neck muscles; and they provide a sturdy and effective barrier between your upper and lower teeth so you can avoid nocturnal damage to your teeth.
We take an accurate impression and a bite registration to ensure a proper fit. We send that, along with data about your bite and jaw function, so our dental lab can make the perfect night guard for you. Once you have your nightguard, it is a good idea to bring it into our office periodically to have it checked for a good fit and to repair any damage.
Contact Us to Learn More about Oral Appliance Therapy
As a non-invasive form of prevention, dental appliances can make the lives our patients better by protecting their health, teeth, smiles, and appearance. Call our Houston, TX dental office to learn more about how we can help you protect your smile and get a better night’s sleep.