Night Guard for Bruxism
Grinding and clenching your teeth, known as bruxism, can lead
to cracked teeth, pain, and even tooth loss. A Night Guard can help
to treat this condition.
Bruxism can affect your quality of life. If you are suffering from this
condition, give us a call. We can create a treatment plan for you to
help your condition and make your life more comfortable.
Bruxism is the medical name for teeth grinding or clenching. Some people who suffer from bruxism are not even aware of the exact problem. You might have dental problems, an aching jaw, or even a cracked tooth and not realize that the problem is that you have been grinding your teeth.
While some teeth grinding and clenching is caused by stress or anxiety, most teeth grinding occurs at night. If left untreated, the results can be quite problematic including:
Treating bruxism is usually approached from a few different angles. If your bruxism is stress related, it might be helpful for you to visit a counselor and work on stress-reduction strategies to help you relax. Sometimes, muscle relaxants can help the situation.
Many people with bruxism use a night guard while they are sleeping. This is a custom-fitted appliance that will help protect your teeth from the grinding. At Kilby Family Dentistry, we can help set you up with a mouth guard and teach you additional tactics that can help you cope with your bruxism such as:
Cutting back on caffeine
Avoiding chewing on things that are not food
Jaw relaxation techniques