To help determine whether or not you suffer from nighttime teeth grinding, also called Bruxism, consider if you experience the following symptoms when you wake up:
- Dull headache or migraine
- Sore jaw
- Tooth sensitivity
- Mouth sores
- Inflamed gums
- Jaw pain
- Neck or shoulder pain
Luckily, if you suspect that you’re grinding your teeth at night, there is a way to protect your smile. You can get a night guard.
A night guard is a removable dental appliance that is similar to an athletic mouth guard. It provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth to protect them from grinding while you sleep, which in turn shields your teeth from wear, gum irritation, enamel damage, and jaw pain. Furthermore, night guards are custom made at the dentist’s office in order to ensure comfort and safety so that you can sleep more soundly than ever before.
Do you suspect that you may have issues with teeth grinding while you sleep? Our custom fit night guards can help. But that’s not all. Our experienced dentists will even discuss other ways to help reduce or eliminate nighttime grinding, such as avoiding gum, alcohol, and caffeine. Contact Family & Implant Dentistry of Stuart to request your appointment today.