Montvale Custom Nightguards
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 are possible signs 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 prevent 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. We will provide you with a custom made nightguard to protect your teeth and jaw.