To help determine whether or not bruxism is affecting you, ask yourself if you experience the following symptoms:
- Jaw pain
- Tooth sensitivity
- Mouth sores
- Inflamed gums
- Constant headaches ranging from dull to severe migraine
- Neck or shoulder pain
If any of these symptoms apply to you, then you may be grinding your teeth at night. While there is now cure for bruxism, there is a way to protect your smile. Your dentist can provide you with a night guard.
Getting a Night Guard
The night guard received from your dentist is a removable dental appliance that is similar to an athletic mouth guard. Unlike athletic mouth guards, however, your mouth guard for bruxism is custom made at the dentist’s office in order to ensure comfort and safety. By providing a barrier between your top and bottom teeth, it protects your smile from grinding while you sleep.
If you suspect that you may have issues with teeth grinding while you sleep, our custom fit night guards can help. Additionally, the experienced dentists at Family & Implant Dentistry of Boynton Beach will discuss supplemental ways to help reduce or eliminate bruxism. Contact Family & Implant Dentistry of Boynton Beach today to request your appointment today and end your nighttime teeth grinding.