Many of our patients suffer from bruxism, a condition that causes the jaw to become overactive (usually at night). Patients grind their teeth, causing friction that can damage the teeth, soft tissues, and the jaw. Night guards are thin plastic sheaths that fit over the top arch and act as a barrier between the teeth to reduce friction caused by bruxism.
Night Guard for Bruxism: Teeth Grinding and Clenching
Teeth grinding and clenching, also known as Bruxism, is pretty common and can be painful and destructive to teeth. Luckily, there are plenty of night guards for Bruxism on the market that can help anyone who clenches and grinds their teeth while sleeping. Bruxism is fairly common and some may not even be aware of their own grinding.
Some Bruxism symptoms you may suffer from are:
- Teeth grinding
- Waking up with dull headaches
- Jaw soreness
- Facial pain
- Fatigue from lack of sleep
Night GuardsMost cases of Bruxism can easily be treated by wearing a night guard while you sleep. Night guards are also known as dental guards, mouth guards, nocturnal bite plates, or bite splints. They work by putting a barrier between your teeth. When you clench your jaw, the night guard helps to lighten the tension and give cushion to the muscles in the jaw. This cushioning not only helps to prevent face and jaw pain, but also protects the enamel of your teeth. They look very similar to snoring remedies.
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Disclaimer: Dr. Preet is a General Dentist. She is not a specialist in Cosmetic Dentistry. Cosmetic Dentistry is not a specialty recognized by the Alberta Dental Association & College (ADA&C). Dr. Preet provides cosmetic dental procedures such as porcelain veneers, crowns, dental bonding, and teeth whitening as part of her General Dentist license. Dr. Preet provides General dental procedures