Is Teeth Grinding Costing You Sleep? Consider a Custom Night Guard
Many people grind their teeth while they sleep without being aware of it until they start noticing the damaging effects on their teeth. Teeth grinding can cause chips, cracks, and premature wear and tear on your teeth, ruining your smile’s aesthetic appeal. Nightguards are designed to protect your teeth from teeth-grinding symptoms. At Peachtree Corners Dental Associates, Peachtree Corners, Georgia, Dr. Kristina Dawson can have a custom night guard fabricated for your use.
Night-time bruxism is more common than people think. If you’re experiencing the following symptoms, you may have teeth-grinding issues:
- Chipped, cracked, or worn teeth
- Tooth or facial pain
- Sore jaw muscles or problems with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD)
- Morning headaches
- Poor quality sleep
Purpose of Night Guard for Sleeping
Wearing a bruxism mouthguard can protect you from night-time bruxism’s destructive and painful symptoms. Nightguards are thin, transparent, acrylic devices worn over the biting surface of your top or bottom teeth to keep them from clashing when you sleep. Constant tooth grinding wears down your tooth enamel, which can put you at risk of decay and tooth sensitivity. Nightguards form a protective layer between your top and bottom teeth to minimize tooth-grinding symptoms and protect your teeth. A nightguard can relax your jaw muscles to reduce the pressure of jaw clenching so you can rest more comfortably.
For optimal comfort and performance, we recommend having a nightguard custom-fitted for your use. A customized mouthguard will fit snugly and comfortably over your teeth and not interfere with your breathing. The more comfortable your device, the easier it will be to adapt to its use. Regular use of a nightguard can improve your sleep, so you feel refreshed and rested in the morning.
Bruxism Nightguard Near Me
If night-time bruxism is robbing you of tooth health and quality sleep, contact Dr. Kristina Dawson from Peachtree Corners Dental Associates, Peachtree Corners, GA, at (770) 501-6669 to learn more about nightguards and how they can benefit you.