Do you clench or grind your teeth at night? Are you afraid of damaging your teeth because you play a sport? we believe that prevention is the first step to excellent dental health. Part of that prevention includes offering nightguards and mouth guards to our patients to prevent unnecessary wear and trauma to your teeth.
What Is Bruxism?
Nightguards are designed for the specific purpose of treating nocturnal bruxism. Bruxism is the term used to describe excessive grinding or clenching of your teeth. While most of us experience bruxism to a certain degree at some point in our lives, unless a partner tells you that you are grinding your teeth, you may never realize it until your symptoms become problematic.
What Are the Symptoms and Complications of Bruxism?
Bruxism can cause numerous dental complications and conditions if not addressed. Fortunately, Dr. Tebbi is experienced at treating mild to severe bruxism with non-invasive appliance intervention therapy.
Bruxism can cause:
• Worn or damaged teeth
• TMJ disorders (jaw disorders)
• Facial and neck pain
• Periodontal (gum) disease
How Can a Nightguard help?
A nightguard provides a protective barrier between your upper and lower teeth. Because nightguards are made of acrylic, they are softer than your dental enamel and can help to prevent damage to your teeth from clenching or grinding at night by creating a buffer.
We make nightguards by taking impressions of your teeth and creating a model so that our dental lab can craft a custom nightguard just for you. Custom nightguards are more comfortable and effective than the over-the-counter variety because they stay in place and are less bulky. Your custom nightguard can also help to reduce your symptoms and promote a better night’s sleep.
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Whether you need a night guard to protect your teeth while you are sleeping or you need a mouth guard to protect your teeth while playing a sport, Dr. Tebbi can create a custom preventative appliance to help keep your teeth healthy and safe.