What habits help you protect your teeth from wear and tear? By brushing and flossing each morning, you remove deposits of oral bacteria that form plaque and tartar. Combining this daily activity with regular dental checkups helps prevent gum disease and tooth decay to preserve your smile’s healthy material. However, what can you do to protect yourself against the unconscious habit of nightly grinding? If you suspect you exhibit this problem, your smile may incur substantial damage before you make its discovery. Waking up each morning with soreness in your jaw muscles can be one such sign. By discussing your concerns with your dentist, we can inspect your molars to see if you have worn down their surfaces. To protect yourself following a diagnosis, we can provide a custom mouthguard that fits your unique bite. By wearing this appliance each night before bed, you can regain a quality night’s sleep free from the stress of constant jaw clenching.
At your Moreno Valley, CA, dental practice, we offer oral appliance therapy to treat your bruxism disorder. After stopping continuing damage from your grinding habit, we can explore restorative and cosmetic solutions that heal the damage already done. This could include placing dental crowns or porcelain veneers to return your smile’s natural beauty!
Discovering Your Jaw Clenching Habit
Consider asking a friend or family member to observe you while you sleep. Because grinding your teeth is a noisy affair, they may hear your teeth gnashing or see consistent movement in your cheeks. At your following dental checkups, discuss this discovery with your dentist. We will verify signs of bruxism and provide the next steps for protecting your bite. With custom oral appliance therapy, we can separate each row of teeth to prevent wear and tear.
Oral Appliance Therapy Protects Your Smile
By taking a digital scan of your teeth and other oral structures, we can design a custom oral guard that fits the unique contours of your bite. This provides comfort far beyond a generic mouthguard bought in a store. By wearing your guard each night before bed, you prevent your teeth from wearing one another down.
Learn More About How Oral Appliance Therapy Treats Bruxism!
If you suspect you are grinding your teeth at night, we can inspect your smile to detect any existing 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:
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA, at (951) 776-9001.
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA, at (951) 689-5031.
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.