Grinding Nightguards For A Silent Night
What’s that strange noise at night? Could it be you grinding your teeth? Many people who suffer from bruxism, nighttime teeth grinding or clenching, may not even realize it. However, just ask your sleeping partner and they can tell you if you are an offender!
What is bruxism?
Bruxism will affect many people at some point in their lives. However, it only affects about 15% - 20% of people enough to disrupt their (or their partner’s) sleep nightly. It’s not clear what causes bruxism, though stress is probably a factor for many people.
Many people who have bruxism don’t even realize it. However, if you frequently wake with headaches, a sore jaw, or tooth pain, you may be suffering from the condition. Some people may experience no symptoms, but their dentist will see signs of the condition on their teeth.
Unfortunately, untreated bruxism can lead to dental damage over time. Not to mention, the strange sound you might sometimes make is disconcerting to anyone trying to sleep near you.
The best way to protect your teeth is by wearing a grinding nightguard. Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and then craft a custom-fitted nightguard for you to wear when you go to sleep.
Though you can buy an over-the-counter version, custom-fit nightguards are more comfortable and provide better protection for your teeth. This is particularly important if you clench your teeth very strongly as it will help prevent breaking or chewing through your nightguard.
Get your custom nightguard
Say goodbye to morning headaches and big dental bills to fix broken teeth or restorations with a custom-fit nightguard made by one of our dentists at Family Smiles of Fleming Island. You might be surprised at the pleasant night’s sleep you get while wearing this custom oral appliance.