Do you feel aches or pain in your facial muscles when you wake up each morning? If your jaw joints feel worse for wear, you could be grinding your teeth at night. This unconscious habit destroys the protective outer layer of your smile leaving you sensitive to developing severe problems with your oral health. As your teeth change shape, your bite can misalign, and you can lose height in your face. You become more likely to develop cavities as you lose enamel that keeps bacteria outside of your teeth. But how do you treat a habit that happens when you are asleep? By working with our team, we can design a custom oral appliance to protect each row of teeth while you sleep!
At your Corona, CA, dental practice, we help you take on a bruxism habit with a BPA-free mouthguard that neatly fits your specific bite. Compared to a storebought appliance, your custom oral appliance therapy (OAT) is created specifically for comfort. After helping stop the nightly destruction of your teeth, we can examine your smile to offer restorative treatments to repair any lasting damage.
How To Detect Your Grinding Problem
How do you discover a habit that happens when you are asleep? If you suspect your teeth are grinding at night, ask a close friend or family member to observe you while you sleep. They may be able to see the constant movement of your jaw back and forth or even hear the sound of teeth wearing down. We can also examine your teeth for signs of bruxism at your next dental exam. If we detect the problem, we can help design an appliance to protect your smile.
Restoring Your Smile
Significant damage can build because it can take a while to learn that you are wearing down your teeth. We could design a set of porcelain veneers to cover existing cracks or chips and return the original appearance of your teeth. This versatile cosmetic treatment can enhance the shade of your smile by selecting the color of your new dental ceramics.
Find Out More About Oral Appliance Therapy For Bruxism
We can help you learn if you grind your teeth at night and put an end to the harm! To learn more about how an oral appliance helps you treat bruxism, call and speak with a member of our team at one of our six locations!
Find us at:
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA, at (951) 369-1001.
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.