Do you wake in the morning with a headache, an aching tooth, earache or sore facial muscles? The culprit is likely Bruxism; the dental term used for "teeth grinding & clenching". Left untreated, the painful effects of bruxism can lead to enamel wear, factures and even tooth loss.
Did you know wearing a custom made nightguard can alleviate your symptoms and protect your teeth too?
A nightguard is a custom-made hard plastic appliance which is designed to fit perfectly and securely over your lower teeth. Worn while you sleep, the biomechanics of the appliance will significantly lessen the force being generated on your teeth, muscles and jaw joints. Wearing a nightguard will disrupt the grinding cycle, alleviating muscle and jaw strain as well as protecting your teeth from enamel wear and possible fractures. Within days of wearing the appliance, the stress on chewing muscles will diminish and any related headache pain is often eliminated completely.
A nightguard is comfortable and easy to wear and you'll soon discover that sleeping with a custom nightguard can make an enormous difference in the quality of your life. If you're experiencing the described symptoms, there's no need to suffer. Call us for an appointment - you'll be glad you did.
Ronald Rosser DDS