Do you ever wake up with jaw pain, earaches or headaches? Do you ever find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you might be suffering from bruxism.
Although bruxism is common, its causes are unknown. Several factors, including: stress at home, school or work; problems sleeping; an abnormal bite or crooked or missing teeth might cause bruxism.
An easy way to protect your teeth from the wear and damage of grinding your teeth is to wear nightguards. Nightguards are custom-made by your dentist to fit your teeth, and it is inserted over the top or bottom arch. This will help prevent your teeth from grinding.
When selecting a nightguard, it is important is important to speak with your dentist to make sure you pick the right one for you. There are three types of nightguards: the pre-made nightguard, the “boil-and-bite” nightguard and a custom-made nightguard.
When selecting the right nightguard for you, be sure to find one that is tear-resistant, comfortable to wear, fits your mouth well, easy to clean and does not make it hard to breathe. Custom-made nightguards from our office fit these requirements.