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Problems with Teeth Grinding? Protect Your Teeth with a Night Guard

If you wake up each morning with a headache, sore jaw, or sore teeth, the chances are that you are grinding or clenching your teeth as you sleep. Bruxism, aka teeth grinding, is a common dental problem many people are unaware of until their dentist points out the symptoms. Fortunately, resolving teeth grinding issues is relatively simple. At I-Rise Dental, Del Mar, California, we recommend using a night guard for teeth grinding to eliminate headaches and jaw soreness and protect your teeth.

Bruxism symptoms

Left unchecked, bruxism can damage your teeth. The constant pressure of grinding and clenching your teeth night after night can wear them down or cause them to crack or chip. Bruxism can often be characterized by the following symptoms:

  • Constant headaches for no apparent reasons
  • Earaches and neck pain
  • Tooth pain
  • Jaw soreness
  • Chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth
  • Wear and tear on your teeth
  • TMJ disorder

A bruxism dental guard provides a layer of protection between your lower and upper teeth to keep them from grinding as you sleep. It’s an affordable, practical teeth-clenching treatment that protects your teeth.

Benefits of custom Nightguards

Although night guards can be purchased in a local store, you benefit more by having one customized for your use. This is done by taking an impression of your teeth and having that impression sent to a lab where custom-fitted night guards are fabricated. A custom-designed night guard will be more comfortable to wear as it will fit perfectly over your teeth. 

Customizing your night guard will also improve its performance to get better results from this treatment. By working closely with your Del Mar, California, dentist, Dr. Anu Mohan, to resolve teeth grinding issues, you can eliminate bruxism symptoms, improve the quality of your sleep and protect the integrity of your smile.

Teeth grinding dentist near me in Del Mar, CA

To learn more about bruxism and bruxism dental guard treatment, contact Dr. Anu Mohan from I-Rise Dental in Del Mar, CA, at (858) 465-8717. We are here to meet all your dental care needs.

Dr. Anu Mohan, I-Rise Dental, CA

Dr. Anu Mohan earned her DDS from the USC in 2014 and was on the Dean’s list.

She enjoys all aspects of dentistry, including implants, crowns, bridges, clear aligners, and cosmetic and special-needs dentistry. She provides modern treatments to her patients in a safe, comfortable, and relaxed environment and adopts a holistic approach to suit every patient’s age and unique needs. She loves building long-lasting relationships with her patients.

Dr. Mohan has been featured in numerous journals and received the TOP General, Family, Implant and Cosmetic Dentist Award from Women in Medicine in 2021.

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