Bruxism Nightguards in Merritt Island
What is bruxism?
Bruxism is the dental term for teeth grinding. Most of us do it from time to time, perhaps in times of stress and it doesn’t cause any problems.
However, if you grind your teeth night after night (or day after day!) it can lead to teeth damage and jaw pain.
Bruxism can be caused by stress and anxiety or more mechanical problems such as misaligned teeth.
Why is bruxism a problem?
You may not even know you grind your teeth. Perhaps your partner has mentioned it but if they haven’t or you sleep alone and you’re experiencing constant dull headaches and jaw pain, bruxism might be the cause.
If your bruxism is severe you might fracture your teeth, loosen them, or damage crowns, implants, or bridges.
A bruxism nightguard can protect expensive dental work and avoid having to redo it.
Bruxism nightguards protect your teeth
It’s important that if you experience symptoms of bruxism that you call us at Your Family Dental in Merritt Island to discuss having a custom-made mouthguard. All it takes is an impression of your teeth and that’s it.
Our bruxism nightguard will protect your teeth and dental work by forming a barrier. They are durable enough to withstand teeth grinding and will help to alleviate the pain and discomfort bruxism can cause.
Taking care of your bruxism mouth guard is simple
- Clean your guard after you use it, just as you would your teeth, with toothpaste and a brush
- Keep it safe in the container we give you
- Give it a deep clean once a week
- Keep an eye out for any wear and tear so we can replace it if necessary
If you’re experiencing the symptoms of bruxism or teeth grinding is damaging your teeth and dental work, call us at Your Family Dental to discuss a custom-made bruxism nightguard and protect your teeth.