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, bruxism, or teeth grinding, affects about 10 to 15 percent of adults. If you are one of them, it’s time to get treated or continue to face all the brutal side effects of 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. The main function of a night guard 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 and finally stop the harmful effects of teeth grinding caused by bruxism right in its tracks? It’s simple. To get one, all you need to do is pay a visit to your dentist. Your dentist will take a mold of your teeth to create a custom, comfortable, perfectly fit, and easy to wear night guard for you and only you.
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.