I grind my teeth. Can you help?
Bruxism, or teeth clenching and grinding, is a common condition that can cause premature wear, broken teeth, jaw pain, clicking and popping jaw joints, and even jaw locking. Not only can bruxism cause pain, but it can also make your teeth more sensitive and lead to gum recession.
At Bear Creek Dentistry, we focus on prevention, including preventing damage due to a bruxing habit.
Where does prevention start?
We design custom night guards to create a barrier between your upper and lower teeth. With this barrier, you can avoid tooth-to-tooth contact all night. Your jaws can exert an enormous amount of force, especially subconsciously, while you sleep.
Our nightguards are superior to the over-the-counter pharmacy brands because they are custom designed to fit snugly and stay put while you sleep. They are made of hard acrylic that protects your teeth and helps guide your jaw into a comfortable position that discourages teeth grinding and promotes healing. It may even reduce or eliminate headaches.
Do nightguards require maintenance?
Your nightguard may need a periodic adjustment to keep it fitting well. Bring it with you to your dental appointment and we can check it for you.
We look forward to helping you have a better night’s sleep with a custom nightguard.