When you find that you are tired before noon, or if you have noticed that you are waking up with a sore jaw, it may be time to talk to your dentist about treatment. You may have a common sleep disorder known as bruxism, which is the chronic grinding of teeth. This is one of the most prevalent unconscious habits that people struggle with, and for most, this is not a serious concern. If this activity happens while you are asleep, however, it can lead to serious complications to both the look and the function of your teeth.
At our office of sleep science experts in Riverside, CA, you have the opportunity to stop your problem teeth grinding from affecting your smile with the use of a helpful oral appliance. This is a slim and BPA-free guard that you wear during sleep, which prevents your teeth from colliding overnight. Oral appliance-based therapy can be beneficial for those with both bruxism and another common dental condition that affects your ability to chew and open your mouth. Temporomandibular joint disorder and dysfunction can be lasting and uncomfortable, so talk with your oral health provider about appliance-based therapy for your smile!
If You Are Struggling With Your Rest, Talk To A Sleep Science Expert
When you start to notice that you are not receiving the quality of sleep that you need to function in your daily life, take some time to speak with a trusted oral health expert about your situation. You may have a common sleep disorder known as bruxism, where you unconsciously grind your teeth while you are asleep. Bruxism can leave you with short and unattractive teeth as you wear away at the enamel on the tops of your teeth.
Ask Your Dentist About An Oral Appliance For Your Bruxism Or TMJ
If your oral health provider has recommended treatment for your problem teeth grinding, speak with them about how an oral appliance helps you to keep your smile safe. With a comfortable BPA-free appliance, you can prevent your teeth from hitting each other while you sleep. This approach can be helpful in protecting your smile from enamel erosion. Oral appliances can also be beneficial for those struggling with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), so be sure to ask your dentist about all of the advantages of an oral appliance.
Learn More About Oral Appliance Therapy For TMJ And Bruxism
You have the power to limit the damage associated with problem teeth grinding. To learn more about how an oral appliance helps you to treat bruxism and TMJ, give us a call and speak with our team at one of our six locations!
Find us at:
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA, at (951) 697-6800.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA, at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA, at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA, at (951) 273-9580.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA, at (951) 776-9001.