How can you make sure your smile stays healthy and safe from harm? Good diet decisions, smart brushing and flossing, and regular dental exams can help you avoid many different risks. However, for people who typically grind their teeth during the night, it can be necessary to receive an additional form of protection. Our Temecula, CA dentist’s office can provide protection for this issue, known as bruxism, so that you will not have to worry about any more problems for your teeth. The longer it takes you to do something about this issue, the more likely it is that you will have permanent damage due to nightly grinding and clenching!
Are You Living With A Harmful Teeth Grinding Habit?
A tendency to grind and clench your teeth during the night will lead to many problems if it is not addressed in time. This is because you are repeatedly wearing down on your enamel as you rest, which can lead to cumulative harm to your teeth. That can lead to problems with chips and cracks, and it can cause such serious damage that you require restorative dental work! Even before this kind of harm occurs, you can experience distressing problems with general wear and tear that affect the shapes of teeth.
Using A Custom Guard To Stop Bruxism From Doing Further Harm To Your Smile
A custom oral guard that you wear at night can keep your teeth safe while you sleep. The appliance that we provide you will be carefully designed so that we can make sure it fits properly, and to ensure that it will keep your teeth apart. Wearing this will help with more than just potential enamel damage, as you can also alleviate pressure on your jaw joints and muscles, which can lead to problems with TMJ disorder.
What Can I Do About Teeth That Are Already Damaged?
If you already have damaged teeth, you can look into either cosmetic dentistry or restorative dental work. The choice for which service we provide will depend on what state your teeth are in at the time of your appointment. Cosmetic dental work is an option for those who have less significant harm, something that will require less preparatory work and make fewer changes to your enamel. With restorative treatment, we can protect teeth that are in poor condition and/or require more bite support.
Talk To Your Temecula, CA Dentist About Treatment For Bruxism!
By taking care of bruxism, you can avoid potentially serious problems with your appearance and oral health! Our practice is here to prevent further problems with wear and tear, and we can also assist you if you are dealing with issues from existing dental damage. For more information on how we can take care of you, call any of our nearby locations at the following:
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.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.