Do you grind your teeth during sleep? This condition is called bruxism, and it can cause serious damage to your teeth and jaw. Your jaw muscles are extremely strong and are made to exert extreme pressure when chewing tough foods. When this pressure is placed directly on the teeth when you clench your jaw or grind your teeth, it can put extreme stress on teeth and the jaw joint. At Creative Dentistry & Medspa, we offer treatment for bruxism (teeth grinding) at our dental center in Sandy Springs, GA.
You can control your teeth grinding or jaw clenching when you are awake, but it is difficult to control when you are sleeping. Bruxism can result in worn down enamel and misshapen teeth. It can even crack teeth or dental restorations and contribute to TMJ/TMD. To protect your teeth and jaw joints, it is important to control bruxism by ensuring you cannot clench your jaw or grind your teeth while you sleep. The most effective option is wearing a customized nightguard to protect your teeth and jaw.
Customized Nightguards for Teeth Grinding
Our dentists at Creative Dentistry & Medspa can design a customized dental nightguard that can control bruxism and prevent damage to your teeth and jaw. Our dental team can create impressions of your teeth and send them to our dental laboratory to create your custom nightguard. Before you go to sleep, you simply insert your nightguard over your teeth. Since it is customized for your mouth, it will fit comfortably and is easy to wear. The guard protects your teeth from touching to stop grinding and clenching. An added bonus is that it can also reduce snoring, and in some cases, may help with sleep apnea.
If you suffer from bruxism, do not let it ruin your smile. Come see us at Creative Dentistry & Medspa to discuss treatment for bruxism (teeth grinding )with a customized dental nightguard. Contact our office in Sandy Springs to schedule your appointment.