Custom Nightguards for Montvale, NJ
People who suffer from bruxism normally grind their teeth during the night. You can find out that you are suffering from bruxism in a number of ways. Waking up with a sore head or jaw in the morning is a possible sign of bruxism. Some sufferers are also made aware of their bruxism by a partner, or being awakened by the sound of their teeth grinding.
You can purchase a nightguard as an over-the-counter item for bruxism. However, store-bought nightguards can cause more problems than they solve. If your nightguard is ill-fitting, it may cause further pain in your jaw. As part of our general dentistry treatments, Bear Brook Dental Care can provide you with a custom-made nightguard that will keep you from grinding your teeth at night. The nightguard will protect your teeth and allow you and your partner to sleep more soundly.
Protect Teeth from Wear With A Custom Mouthguard
When you grind your teeth at night they will begin to wear down. Bruxism affects each sufferer differently, so you may not notice your teeth are being damaged right away. Wear facets can present on anterior teeth, posterior teeth or on all teeth, depending on your grinding habits. When grinding has caused wear to the posterior teeth in the early stage of bruxism, you won’t see the damage.
Although wear is repairable, the repairs will not last if you continue to grind your teeth during your sleep. People who suffer from bruxism tend to need teeth refilled more often, which makes dental costs much higher over the long term. A nightguard will protect your teeth and save you money on unnecessary dentistry.
If you suspect you have bruxism that is damaging your teeth, contact Bear Brook Dental Care to arrange a comprehensive exam. Our office in Montvale, NJ will provide you with a custom-made nightguard to protect your teeth and jaw from teeth grinding while you sleep. On top of our custom nightguards, our specialists also offer sleep apnea treatment for patients who have issues with breathing during sleep.