Do you clench or grind your teeth at night? Prevention is the first step to excellent dental health, and keeping your smile protected with mouth guards helps protect you from common issues related to trauma on teeth. We offer nightguards and mouth guards to prevent unnecessary wear and trauma to your teeth.
What Is Bruxism?
Bruxism is when you strongly clench or grind your teeth together. While most of us experience bruxism to a certain degree at some point in our lives, unless a partner tells you that you are grinding your teeth, you may never realize it until your symptoms become problematic. Nightguards treat nocturnal bruxism, preventing grinding and clenching at night.
What Are the Symptoms and Complications of Bruxism?
Bruxism can cause numerous dental complications and conditions if not addressed. Fortunately, Dr. Tebbi is experienced at treating mild to severe bruxism with non-invasive appliance intervention therapy.
Bruxism can cause:
· Worn or damaged teeth
· TMJ disorders (jaw disorders)
· Facial and neck pain
· Periodontal (gum) disease
How Can Modern Appliances help?
A nightguard provides a protective barrier between your upper and lower teeth. Because nightguards are made of acrylic, they are soft and provide a cushion to absorb the pressure caused by clenching and biting.
We make nightguards by taking impressions of your teeth and creating a custom model so that our dental lab can craft a nightguard just for you. Custom nightguards are more comfortable and effective than the over-the-counter variety because they stay in place and are less bulky. Your custom nightguard can also help to reduce your symptoms and promote a better night’s sleep.
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Whether you need a night guard to protect your teeth while sleeping or you need a mouth guard to protect your teeth while playing sports, Dr. Tebbi can create a custom preventive appliance to help keep your teeth healthy and safe.