Nightguards for Bruxism – Teeth Grinding
The jaw is a powerful joint that can produce immense pressure to chew tough foods. When there is nothing to chew, clenching or grinding teeth can put that pressure directly on the teeth, causing damage. Teeth grinding, or bruxism, can cause extensive damage to teeth. If you grind your teeth at night or clench your jaw in your sleep, you could be damaging your smile. Sapphire Creek Dental in New Braunfels, TX, offers dental nightguards to help protect your teeth from the effects of bruxism.
When you clench your jaw or grind your teeth, you can remove protective enamel from your teeth. This may make your teeth sensitive to temperature and easier for decay to occur. The pressure on teeth from jaw clenching or grinding can also cause fractures in the teeth. This requires expensive dental repairs, and you may even lose a tooth if the fracture damages the root of the tooth. Since bruxism or clenching can occur when you are sleeping, you need protection for your teeth. Dental nightguards offer a solution to protect your teeth from bruxism.
Protect Your Teeth with Dental Nightguards
At Sapphire Creek Dental, we can design customized dental nightguards to protect your teeth from damage when you sleep. These mouthguards are designed specifically for your teeth, making them comfortable to wear at night. This layer of protective plastic can stop your ability to clench or grind your teeth in your sleep. A simple, safe dental device can prevent extensive damage to your teeth and jaw joint, reducing pain, discomfort and the expense of dental treatments. Plus, many people can breathe better when using dental nightguards, reducing snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
If you suffer from bruxism or jaw clenching in your sleep, protect your teeth from damage. Visit us at Sapphire Creek Dental in New Braunfels, TX, to learn about our customized dental nightguards to treat bruxism.