Stop Grinding Your Teeth With Our Custom Dental Night Guards
Grinding and clenching your teeth at night while sleeping is called sleep bruxism and a large percentage of us do it so often we are at risk of jaw disorders, headaches, damaged teeth, and other problems. Anxiety, stress or tension, consuming alcohol and caffeinated beverages as well as tobacco products, abnormal alignment of teeth, and sleep problems are just some of the causes.
Can you see why so many of us are affected by this practice? Sadly, it seems as though this condition can go undiagnosed for many years, all while irreversible damage is being done.
Upon examination, dentists look for teeth that are worn down, fractured or chipped. Routinely, we see that the upper and lower teeth will fit together like a piece of a puzzle, an indication that significant wear occurred from bruxism.
Do either you or your sleeping partner make unusual grinding sounds while sleeping? We look for breakdown of dental fillings and crowns, tooth sensitivity, tenderness in facial muscles, popping/clicking jaw joints, ringing in the ears and a few more things.
In many cases, no treatment is necessary. If you are diagnosed with bruxism and the problem is severe enough, we have several treatment options.
An extremely effective teeth grinding treatment is the use of a night guard. We have them lab-made with reliable, safe acrylic material and design them in a way to protect your teeth from further damage and control which and what muscles you use while you are sleeping.
Most become more comfortable after a night’s sleep with a night guard in place and end up relying on it if they notice a reduction in their symptoms.
No More Teeth Impressions With iTero Scanner
Our office is happy to share the newest innovation in dental technology: the iTero scanner. The iTero scanner has a 3D, intraoral, high-definition camera that will replace the need to take mold impressions in most cases for night guard patients.
The scanner provides an efficient way to visualize restorative dentistry techniques digitally in under 60 seconds. We can then use the scan data to find the best treatment plan for you.
Get A Custom Night Guard for Your Teeth Grinding Treatment
Unlike many dentists, Alrez Family Dentistry creates a night guard for the bottom teeth instead of the top, which has several advantages. You can also request a top night guard if that is preferred.
Contact us to learn more about how our teeth grinding treatment can help you. Dr. Alrez is happy to sit down and speak with you about how you can alleviate your teeth grinding and receive a better night’s rest.
Check out our night guard products on the manufacturer’s website.