Do you grind your teeth at night and suffer from pain in your jaw or migraines?
A dental night guard may be the solution you need. Teeth grinding or clinching, also known as bruxism, is a common problem for millions of people around the world. If you suffer from this condition, you may notice the following:
• Pain in your jaw muscles or frequent muscle contractions
• Grinding sounds at night
• Facial pain and swelling
In many cases, the grinding or clenching only occurs at night and is referred to as nocturnal or sleep-related bruxism. It may be caused by a variety of factors, including stress and anxiety, or it may be nothing more than a habit. Regardless of the reasons why the condition occurs, it can lead to many problems. By grinding your teeth, you can damage dental fillings, wear down enamel and cause overall damage to your teeth. Bruxism may lead to teeth sensitivity and temporomandibular disorders (TMD).
Snoring Appliances are worn in the mouth at night. They gently reposition your jaw to optimize your airway while you sleep. Snoring Appliances can be effective 90% of the time and are much less intrusive than the alternatives, surgery and the CPAP system.
If you have any questions about night guards, please speak with one of our Bloor Street Dental team members here in Mississauga today.