Do you find yourself grinding or clenching your teeth while sleeping?
Have you ever woken up with a sore jaw or a headache because of this habit?
The involuntary or habitual grinding of the teeth, typically during sleep, is known as bruxism.
Grinding Your Teeth Is A Harmful Habit
An occlusal night guard, also known as a bruxism mouth guard, is an essential dental accessory that may be able to provide relief while protecting your teeth.
Many people are completely unaware of the fact that they grind their teeth while sleeping. Grinding your teeth is harmful as it wears down your teeth, which can lead to other more serious dental problems, like fractures or chips in your teeth.
Bruxism Mouth Guards Can Help
Bruxism mouth guards are made by taking a mold of your jaw, then sending the impression to the lab where an occlusal guard will be made out of hard plastic. This guard prevents contact between upper and lower teeth while sleeping, and in some cases, helps people stop grinding their teeth altogether.
At Apilado Family Dentistry we know that taking action in order to protect your teeth is the best way to maintain your dental health. Don’t suffer with the effects of grinding your teeth while sleeping.
Call us today so that we can begin your journey to a happier smile!