Do you wake up with morning headaches, sore teeth or jaw pain? These are signs that you may be grinding your teeth while you sleep. Not only can this habit disrupt your partner’s sleep, but it can also wreak havoc on your oral health. The persistent and extraordinary pressures involved in bruxism (teeth grinding) can put an unhealthy strain on your jaw muscles as well as wear down your teeth prematurely. Whether you do it every night or only during times of stress, your teeth grinding habit needs to be addressed by a dental professional.
Exceptional Smiles proudly treats most cases of bruxism with a custom nightguard. Our dentists only invest in the most proven and preferred products available. Therefore, you can trust that your nightguard will not only fit comfortably, but also provide full protection for your teeth and jaw while you sleep. It is a simple investment that can go a long way towards preserving your smile as well as improving your quality of life. The TMJ symptoms caused by bruxism can be major threat to your daily comfort and jaw function.
Protecting Your Sleep and Your Smile
Not all patients are aware of their nighttime teeth grinding or jaw clenching habit. Therefore, it is important to schedule a dental visit if you notice persistent symptoms of jaw soreness, jaw stiffness or worn down teeth. You may even find that your teeth have become sensitive to hot and cold temperatures, and this is an indication that your tooth enamel has worn thin. In more severe cases, teeth grinding or teeth clenching can lead to misalignment or shifting teeth. There are many reasons to seek professional treatment for bruxism, and you can trust Exceptional Smiles at Landerbrook to offer a customized and long-term solution.
Let us start protecting your smile from bruxism today by contacting our Mayfield Heights office. Getting a custom nightguard is a quick and painless process. We are also happy to explain the benefits of choosing a custom nightguard from your dentist, versus one that you could buy from a drug store.