Protect Your Teeth From Grinding And Clenching While You Sleep
The Woes Of Bruxism
If you’ve ever woken up with a sore jaw, tooth pain, or a headache, then you know the struggle of sleep bruxism (teeth grinding). Stopping it can be very difficult because it happens in your sleep. One way to protect your teeth from the damaging effects of grinding is to wear a custom night guard.
How A Night Guard Helps
Wearing a night guard provides a cushioning effect so that your upper and lower teeth can’t wear away from each other. It protects your teeth from external damage caused by grinding, such as chipping and erosion. However, it is not a cure for a grinding habit, and as long as the grinding continues, some symptoms such as jaw pain may not change.
How Do I Get My Night Guard?
If you think you have sleep bruxism, don’t wait for the symptoms to worsen. Give us a call at (620) 231-4140 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Clothier can determine the right solution for you. We can also discuss other methods of reducing your grinding symptoms, such as lowering stress levels. We look forward to seeing you!