If you live in Chino Hills, California, and suffer from nighttime teeth clenching or grinding, also called bruxism, relief is available from Dr. Uday Shah and the team at Sunny Family Dental. With a nightguard, you can experience fewer negative side effects from bruxism.
What exactly is bruxism, and how can a nightguard help?
Many people have caught themselves clenching their jaw or grinding their teeth. However, people with nighttime bruxism don’t realize that they’re doing it. People who suffer from bruxism usually don’t grind their teeth all night long. However, severe bruxism can cause grinding up to 100 times per night. When this happens nightly, it can have a serious effect on the jaw and teeth.
Here are some of the negative consequences of teeth and jaw clenching.
While your dentist can’t cure bruxism, Dr. Shah can provide you with a nightguard that will safely absorb the forces of you grinding your teeth while you’re asleep.
One of the most effective treatments for bruxism is protective care through a nightguard. Nightguards are made from strong, transparent plastic, designed by a dentist especially to fit your mouth. These devices are super thin and have a precise fit, so there is no discomfort for the wearer.
When you grind your teeth at night, your jaw and teeth experience the powerful vertical forces of grinding and clenching. The nightguard absorbs these forces, giving you relief from the daytime pain that is often associated with nighttime bruxism.
Nightguards are affordable and can save you money because of the potential damage that bruxism can cause to your teeth. When you wear the nightguard, you still breathe and speak normally.
Are you suffering from nighttime bruxism? Dr. Uday Shah and the team at Sunny Family Dental in Chino Hills, California, are here to help. Call us today at (909) 679-3447 or request an appointment online.