Do you frequently wake up with a sore jaw, a dull headache or tooth pain? Those symptoms are commonly associated with a condition called bruxism. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), bruxism or teeth grinding, affects about 10 to 15 percent of adults in the United States. If you are one of them, it’s time to get treated to avoid any dental complications that may result from excessive teeth grinding.
While there are many ways to alleviate the effects of bruxism, one of the most popular and easiest ways is with a night guard. A night guard is essentially a mouth guard that is worn strictly at night while you sleep. Its main function is to prevent the surfaces of your teeth from grinding together, causing you to chip and crack your teeth and strain your jaw muscles.
How can you get a night guard to finally stop the harmful effects of teeth grinding caused by bruxism right in its tracks? It’s simple. If you are in North Carolina, all you need to do is pay a visit to Fine Arts Dentistry in Matthews and have your teeth assessed. If you are qualified to get a night guard, our dentist will take a mold of your teeth to create a custom-made night guard that is comfortable and easy to wear.
It’s time to stop facing the consequence of nighttime teeth grinding and start effectively managing your bruxism with a night guard from Fine Arts Dentistry. Contact our experienced dental team for more information or to schedule an appointment today.