Do you grind or clench your teeth while you sleep? Perhaps you should ask your bed partner for insight. Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is a common habit that many patients subconsciously participate in during sleep. While emotional stress can certainly be a contributing factor, crooked teeth and misalignment can also cause people to grind, clench or grit their teeth. Regardless of why you are doing it, bruxism can wreak havoc on your oral health.
As part of our comprehensive dental treatments at Fair Lakes Family Dentistry, we have a team of skilled dentists who can protect your smile from your teeth grinding habit. We offer top quality nightguards that are custom fit to your unique set of teeth. A custom fit ensures that you are as comfortable as possible while you sleep, but your teeth still have an effective layer of protection from this destructive habit. We are confident that we can find the right solution so that you and your partner get a better night’s sleep. As an additional benefit, nightguards can also prevent snoring and sleep apnea episodes.
Stop Teeth Grinding While You Sleep
The muscles in your jaw are some of the strongest in your entire body. In fact, they can exert up to 600 pounds of pressure. If these muscles are delivering this kind of force during sleeping hours, imagine the damage they can do on your teeth and jaw over time. A custom nightguard can treat teeth grinding and clenching symptoms such as the following:
- Damaged teeth (fractures, cracks and worn enamel)
- Jaw pain or strain (TMD/TMJ)
- Loose teeth
- Tooth sensitivity or tooth pain during chewing
- Morning headaches
If you suffer from the above signs of bruxism, we want to help you. At Fair Lakes Family Dentistry, you’ll find a knowledgeable and compassionate team of dental professionals who deeply care about your oral health. Our office is stocked with relaxing amenities for all ages, and we use the latest technology in modern dentistry. Contact our Cypress office today to start protecting your smile with a dental nightguard.