If you keep grinding your teeth while you sleep, you can do serious damage to your smile. You can also put mounting pressure on your jaw joints and muscles, which can lead to problems with TMJ disorder. Recognizing the signs of bruxism, a habit of teeth grinding, can be relatively easy, as the problem can lead to you frequently waking up with pain in your face, teeth, and jaw. Unfortunately, people who recognize that something is wrong sometimes continue to write off their concerns. At our Corona, CA dentist’s office, we can provide an appliance that will keep your teeth safe while you sleep! Worn nightly, the custom guard will put a stop to the pressure of grinding and clenching, and it can reduce pressure on your jaw joints and muscles.

Take Warning Signs Of Bruxism Seriously

If you are starting to suspect that you have a teeth grinding problem, you should take it seriously. If it is not dealt with in time, the damages you suffer could become permanent. Chips and cracks that form can make your smile look uneven and unhealthy. If pressure continues to affect your teeth over time, the harm can become serious enough to require restorative dental work. You also have to worry about the consequences of continuously putting pressure on your jaw joints and muscles by grinding at night.

Protecting Your Smile Against Nightly Teeth Grinding

Our practice can supply you with a custom oral appliance that will keep your smile safe throughout the night. The guard will be made just for you, which means it can be trusted to stay comfortable and not move out of place. Simply by inserting it before you go to bed, you can protect your smile against your body’s unconscious instinct to grind or clench your teeth.

What Can I Do About Teeth That Need To Be Restored?

Unfortunately, some people do put off treatment until they have significant dental damage. If the problems with your smile are serious enough, dental crowns may have to be placed. For others, cosmetic dentistry will still be an option. Porcelain veneers can effectively cover up visible flaws while only covering the front portions of teeth, which means they require less preparatory work than crowns.

Your Corona, CA Dentist’s Office Can Address Your Problems With Bruxism

At our dentist’s office in Corona, CA, we are prepared to help patients who believe they need to treat a teeth grinding problem. In addition to resolving troubles with bruxism, we can help you deal with any difficulties that grinding may have caused already. To learn more, or to contact one of our other locations closer to you, we are available at the following:

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.