Believe it or not, you can cause a lot of damage to your teeth while you sleep. If you’re someone who clenches or grinds their teeth during the night, a mouthguard will probably cause some real relief. Read on to learn about bruxism and the benefits of a custom nightguard.
What Is Bruxism?
Bruxism is chronic grinding and clenching of your teeth. While you could be doing this at any time of day, it usually happens during sleep. And, of course, that is when it’s hardest to break the habit.
The Effects of Clenching & Grinding
If you suffer from bruxism, you’re going to be at risk for some damage to your teeth if the issue isn’t addressed. Mild bruxism might not do too much damage, but it can the longer it persists and the worse the bruxism gets. The abnormal forces increases your risk for headaches, issues with the jaw and surrounding joints, tooth sensitivity, chipped and broken teeth, and decay from worn enamel.
Mouthguards aren’t just for contact sports (although, those are important, too)! We can also fit you for a custom nightguard that you’ll wear while you sleep to prevent damage from clenching and grinding during the night. This oral appliance will protect your teeth by acting as a physical barrier between your top and bottom teeth.
Comprehensive Dental Care in Las Cruces, NM
Got questions or concerns? No matter what your dental issue, Las Cruces Dental Solutions is here to solve it with our comprehensive dental services. Our office is open Monday through Thursday from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Friday from 7:00 to 5:00 PM, and Saturday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For your comfort, we offer cozy blankets and pillows, TVs above our treatment chairs, WiFi, complimentary beverages, and toys, books, and prizes for kids!