Save Your Teeth from Constant Grinding and Bruxism with A Custom Night Guard
Do you wake up in the mornings with chronic headaches? Is your jaw or teeth sore first thing in the morning? If you answer yes to any of these questions, it is likely due to you grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw as you sleep. Chronic teeth grinding, known as bruxism, is a common dental issue many people are unaware they are suffering from. It isn’t until they visit their local Carlsbad, California dentist, like Dr. Anu Mohan and the team at I-Rise Dental Boutique, that many even learn they suffer from this condition.
Thankfully, resolving the issues you have with chronic teeth grinding can be quite simple. We recommend the use of a custom fit night guard to help with your clenching and grinding. Those who use a night guard report that it has eliminated the symptoms of bruxism, including those nasty morning headaches.
The Symptoms of Bruxism
If left untreated, bruxism can lead to damaged teeth and TMJ disorder due to the consistent pressure you are putting on your teeth, jaw, and supporting structures with chronic teeth grinding and jaw clenching. Your teeth will likely begin to wear down over time, leading to cracks, chips, or breaks.
If you are unaware of what symptoms could be pointing towards you having bruxism, here is a short list:
- Chronic headaches (especially in the morning)
- Neck pain and earaches
- Tooth pain
- Cracked, chipped, or fractured teeth
- Jaw soreness
- Teeth wearing down
- TMJ disorder
Asking Dr. Mohan about a nighttime dental guard can ensure that you have a layer of protection between your upper and lower teeth, keeping them from grinding as you sleep at night. Night guards are an affordable and practical way to protect your teeth and jaw from the effects of bruxism.
While you can go to a nearby grocery or drug store to purchase a night guard, they cannot match up to one that is custom-crafted to fit your teeth and mouth. We can craft a perfectly fitting nightguard by first taking impressions of your teeth. We send the mold to an off-site lab where your custom nightguard will be manufactured. When custom-crafted to your mouth, it will fit perfectly and comfortably over your teeth.
Choosing a custom-fit nightguard will provide you with better long-term results. When you work with Dr. Mohan and our team here at I-Rise Dental Boutique, we will help you resolve issues with grinding your teeth and eliminate the symptoms associated with bruxism. As a result, the quality of sleep you get each night should improve, and the integrity of your smile will be protected.
Learn More About Nightguards and Bruxism
If you are ready to learn more about how a nightguard that is custom-crafted for you can help with your chronic teeth grinding and jaw clenching, please reach out to us today by calling (858) 465-8717.