Dental night guards are often the treatment of choice for patients who have a history of grinding their teeth while they sleep. Also known as bruxism, tooth grinding typically occurs at night when patients have no way of knowing they even do it. Chronic bruxism can lead to several problems with teeth and even the jaw. If left untreated, bruxism can cause broken, chipped, or cracked teeth, headaches, and TMJ/TMD. Bruxism can be treated and should be done so early to avoid future problems.
Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is a very common condition. Everyone grinds their teeth at some point, but some folks do it so much (especially at night) that it causes severe damage to their teeth, headaches, jaw aches, TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) issues and more. The problem is that most bruxism sufferers don’t know that they are actually clenching and grinding their teeth. The best treatment for bruxism is wearing a night guard to protect your teeth from the most harmful grinding and clenching, which happens during sleep. The bruxism guards we offer at Complete Dental Care are custom-fitted to your mouth and extremely effective at protecting your teeth from damage and getting rid of bruxism symptoms.
Night guards are also a great way to get relief from sleep apnea. Adults who frequently snore, wake up with a very sore or dry throat, feel fatigued during the day, and have to urinate many times during the night may be suffering from this disorder. Sleep apnea interferes with air flow, causing you to stop breathing as many as 400 times per night, and can have potentially life-threatening side-effects. In addition to CPAP machines, night guards are recognized by the FDA as an effective treatment method for sleep apnea. By slightly shifting your bite, sleep apnea night guards allow for increased airflow and normal breathing. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, Dr. Bean will fit you with a custom-molded night guard to help you get your restful sleep back.
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