Safeguard Your Teeth against Teeth Grinding with Custom-made Nightguards
Do you wake up with sore muscles in your face accompanied by headaches? Have you noticed signs of dental damage on your teeth? If your answer is yes, you could suffer from bruxism, and you need to see Dr. Cynthia Ignacio at Dublin Family Dental, Dublin, California, for a custom-made mouthguard. A nightguard protects your teeth and jaws from the habitual grinding and clenching of teeth.
What is bruxism?
Bruxism is the scientific name for clenching and grinding teeth. Mainly, bruxism occurs when sleeping, but some patients subconsciously clench and grind their teeth while awake. Whatever the case, untreated bruxism can pose numerous unpleasant symptoms, including:
- Teeth that look flattened or chipped
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Jaw and face pain
- Tight jaw muscles
- Dull headaches originating from the temples
If you notice the above symptoms, don’t “learn to live” with them because the condition won’t get any better. Instead, book an appointment with Dr Ignacio for proper diagnosis and treatment.
A Mouthguard for Grinding Teeth
While there is no single reliable method for diagnosing bruxism, dental damage is one of the tell-tale signs. However, remember your teeth may wear down due to erosion, abrasion, and long-term attrition. In light of this, you need the help of a professional dentist like Dr. Ignacio to assess bruxism.
Although several treatments can be used to manage bruxism, an occlusal appliance is widely considered the best approach. A custom-made mouthguard protects your smile based on a simple principle: it creates a barrier between your teeth, preventing grinding over each other. Also, a mouthguard reduces the amount of pressure on the lower and upper jaw, reducing symptoms like headaches and jaw pain.
Why custom-made mouthguards are preferable
While you can purchase over-the-counter mouthguards, these appliances rarely fit in your teeth comfortably. Besides, the materials used for these mouthguards aren’t as durable and are easily destroyed by teeth clenching.
At Dublin Family Dental, we offer custom-made nightguards after taking your bite impressions. Our occlusal devices fit perfectly over your teeth because they are made just for you. Besides, we use professional-grade materials to ensure durability and optimized protection.
Affordable custom-made mouthguards in Dublin, California
Has bruxism gotten the better of you in Dublin, CA? Please book an appointment with the Dublin Family Dental team, and you will be one step closer to a painless smile. We offer custom-designed mouthguards to help you overcome tooth clenching and grinding. Please dial (925) 804-4770 for further assistance.