Has nighttime teeth clenching and grinding become an issue for you? An unconscious tendency toward this activity, known as bruxism, can lead to real consequences when it affects you as you sleep. The longer it goes on, the more likely you are to see the effects in the form of wear and tear on your enamel. It can even build to causing chips and cracks in your teeth, something that will leave you with potential oral health issues as well as cosmetic problems. Your Corona, CA dentist can help protect you against this problem. You can receive a custom guard that will keep your teeth apart as you rest. This prevents further wear and tear and also helps you by limiting pressure on your jaw. For additional support, we can supply treatment to address any damages to your tooth structure that have occurred.
Do You Have A Tendency To Clench And Grind Your Teeth While You Sleep?
There are certain warning signs to look out for when you think you might have an issue with bruxism. If you continue to wake up with discomfort in your face and jaw, have concerns about jaw pain during the day, notice changes in your appearance due to worn or flattened teeth, or make audible grinding noises as you sleep, you should be concerned about this problem. If it continues to go untreated, you can have a more significant issue to worry over in time, as you can eventually chip or crack a tooth badly enough to affect its health as well as its appearance!
What We Can Do To Protect You Against Bruxism
By protecting your smile during the night, you can avoid the consequences of bruxism. Wearing a custom guard as you rest ensures that your teeth will remain safe, as it will keep them apart. When they remain separate, the friction from grinding and clenching is no longer a threat. This also provides relief for your jaw, as it can lessen the pressure from grinding.
Addressing Wear And Tear Caused By Nightly Grinding And Clenching
Nighttime problems with bruxism can have consequences for your smile and oral health. If you are already facing these consequences, our in-office services can help. We can recommend cosmetic dentistry if the problems are superficial. However, if there is damage that makes us concerned for your oral health, we can recommend restorative dental work.
Talk To Your Corona, CA Dentist About Your Issues With Nighttime Teeth Clenching
For more information on bruxism and its treatment, reach out to any of our dental offices near you by calling 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.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.