night guard

Do you need a night guard?

Has your roommate or partner recently told you that you grind your teeth in sleep? Do you experience frequent morning headaches or jaw pain? If you answered positively, then you may need a custom nightguard. 

Chronic and habitual teeth grinding and jaw clenching are medically termed as bruxism. It is a destructive habit and puts undue and excessive forces on your teeth and surrounding tissues for long periods. 

Bruxism can be triggered by stress, age, and even underlying medical conditions. 

Over time, bruxism can lead to jaw joint problems. It also causes the teeth to wear down, leading to the enamel breaking down. This leads to teeth sensitivity and makes your teeth highly susceptible to dental decay. 

Some of the tell-tale signs of bruxism are: 

  • Worn-down teeth 
  • Chronic headaches 
  • Fatigue
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Jaw-joint pain 
  • Difficulty chewing or opening the mouth wide 
  • Clicking sound when you open or close your mouth 

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you probably are suffering from bruxism and will benefit significantly from a custom-made nightguard. Please schedule an appointment with us at Southern Delaware Dental Specialists today for a proper diagnosis and treatment. 

Untreated bruxism has serious health ramifications and leads to chronic jaw-joint disorders and alters bite, further impacting your health. 

A custom-fitted nightguard will create a gap between your upper and lower teeth and prevent them from coming in contact. It ensures the teeth are protected from any further damage. In addition, it will help alleviate symptoms such as jaw-joint pain and headache. 

A customized nightguard also offers you greater comfort as it is made according to the shape and size of your teeth and individual needs. It provides greater protection and is highly effective. 

If you think you may be suffering from bruxism, don’t hesitate to contact us and consult our specialist dentists at Souther Delaware Dental Specialist for prompt treatment. If you have any more questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please get in touch with us; our team of exceptional dental professionals is here to assist you in your journey to a pain-free life and a healthy mouth. 

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