What habits do you practice each day to promote your oral health? Brushing and flossing help you remove bacterial deposits that gather on the surface of your teeth. This prevents cavity formation and gum irritation that can lead to infection. But what can you do about concerns that happen while you are asleep? If you are one of many Americans who experience sleep bruxism, or constant teeth grinding while unconscious, it can feel difficult figuring out how to protect your smile. By discussing this problem with your dentist, we can provide a nonsurgical oral appliance solution to protect your teeth from nightly wear and tear. By designing a custom, BPA-free mouthguard that you wear before bed, you can preserve your smile in comfort. By separating each row of teeth from one another, you know they cannot grind their enamel and cause serious headaches.
At your Corona, CA, dental office, oral appliance therapy is the first step toward putting an end to your unconscious grinding habit. After delivering your custom mouthguard, we can discuss additional treatments to repair the existing damage and return the correct position of your bite. This could include placing veneers, dental crowns, or bonds that build back teeth that experience damage.
Discovering Your Teeth Grinding
How do you detect a habit that occurs when you are unconscious? Consider asking a family member or friend to watch over you while you sleep. Bruxism can cause a significant amount of noise as you grind your teeth, and your habit may be visible through your cheeks as you sleep. At your next dental checkup, ask your dentist to inspect your molars for signs of wear and tear. If we detect an ongoing bruxism habit, we will discuss using oral appliance therapy to help protect your smile.
Creating A Custom Mouthguard
We will take a digital impression of your teeth to create a mouthguard that fits comfortably over each row of teeth. Compared to bulky store-bought appliances, your guard will fit neatly as you go to sleep each night. Because you can no longer gnash your jaw together, you may enjoy a deeper night’s sleep free from the pounds of pressure that place stress on your facial muscles and joints.
Learn More About Our Oral Appliance Treatment For Your Bruxism!
Grinding your teeth may be hard to detect but can cause serious damage. To learn more about how a custom mouthguard can treat your bruxism, give us a call and speak with a team member 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.