Nightguard for Bruxism – Teeth Grinding
Has someone told you that you grind your teeth while you sleep, or do you wake up with a sore jaw? Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is a common but detrimental disorder that can damage your smile without proper general dentistry
. While you can control teeth grinding or jaw clenching when you are awake, it is hard to stop when you are asleep. At Curtis Family Dentistry, we can create a customized dental nightguard to protect your teeth and limit the annoyance teeth grinding can cause for your sleep partner. When you clench your jaw or grind your teeth, you are putting excessive pressure on them. Your jaw muscles are extremely strong. Without food to chew, the pressure when you grind, or clench, is put directly on your teeth. The pressure can cause fractures and wear down the enamel. This can lead to cracked teeth that need repair, sensitivity and other dental problems that you want to avoid.
Protection from Teeth Grinding
A customized nightguard can help protect your teeth and reduce the sound of teeth grinding when you sleep. We design your nightguard from an impression made from your teeth, ensuring it will fit comfortably and offer the best protection. You can still get a good night’s sleep, and so can your partner, while protecting your teeth from unnecessary damage. There are cheap mouthguards you can buy, but they are made as a one-size-fits-all device, which tends to be bulkier and less comfortable. Customized nightguards offer a better fit and will last longer, which make them a better choice. The money you save on dental repairs is worth the investment in a nightguard that will prevent tooth damage from bruxism. Contact Curtis Family Dentistry
today to schedule an appointment to get fitted for a dental nightguard at our office in Mooresville. We accept many insurance plans and are always welcoming new patients.