Clenching or grinding your teeth is a condition called bruxism. This disorder can be detrimental to your teeth and jaw. The amount of pressure can damage the teeth and result in stress on the jaw joint. If you have bruxism, you need to protect your oral health and smile. At Roswell Complete Dentistry, we provide night guards for bruxism, or teeth grinding, to protect your smile at our clinic in Roswell, GA.
The jaw muscles are extremely strong and are designed to chew and grind your food. When this strength is applied directly when grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw, it can cause wear on the teeth. Grinding can wear away the enamel, making the teeth more sensitive and less protected from decay. Clenching and grinding can result in small cracks in the teeth that allow infection or decay. Bruxism is also responsible for many cases of TMJ (jaw joint) disorders.
Protect Your Smile from Bruxism
You can control your jaw clenching and teeth grinding during the day, but this behavior often occurs while you sleep. A night guard is ideal for protecting your teeth and jaw from the effects of bruxism. A customized night or mouth guard uses plastic to keep the teeth from touching while you sleep. This stops wear and tear on the teeth and jaw joint, protecting your smile from damage.
At Roswell Complete Dentistry, we can create a personalized nightguard to wear during sleep. This oral device is made just for you, formed to fit your teeth exactly. This ensures it will be comfortable to wear, which is important to help you use it regularly. Wearing a nightguard can also help with other sleep disorders such as snoring or sleep apnea for better rest and improved overall health.
If you grind your teeth at night, get relief and protect your smile with bruxism treatment. Contact our dental team at Roswell Complete Dentistry to learn more about nightguards for bruxism. Call our dental center in the Roswell and Alpharetta, GA, area to schedule your bruxism treatment exam and consultation.