Has your sleep partner complained about your teeth grinding, or do you wake with a sore jaw? Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is not just painful and annoying for others, it can damage your teeth and jaw. The direct pressure on your teeth can cause fractures and wear down the enamel. Clenching your jaw can damage the joint and lead to disorders of the jaw. Dr. Barnett can help minimize the damage from bruxism with a customized dental nightguard.
Your jaw muscles are extremely strong, exerting enough pressure to chew tough foods. However, when this pressure is put directly on the teeth, it can be damaging. You can control bruxism while you are awake, making a conscious effort to not clench your jaw due to stress or other factors. However, you cannot stop from clenching or grinding your teeth when you are asleep. As part of our dental care treatments, we offer nightguards designed to help protect your teeth and jaw while you sleep.
Protection from Teeth Grinding
We custom design dental nightguards that fit comfortably and give your teeth protection while you sleep. No more grinding noise for your sleep partner and you can sleep without endangering your oral health. The fit of the nightguard can help relieve pressure on your jaw joint, assisting those with jaw pain from TMJ or other disorders. In addition, those that often snore when they sleep can benefit from wearing a dental nightguard that helps relieve obstructive sleep apnea.
Dr. Barnett offers effective treatments for bruxism with customized dental nightguards. If you want to protect your teeth from damage by teeth grinding, call our office to schedule a consultation and exam. We accept many insurance plans and have flexible payment plans available for our patients’ convenience. Contact our office today.