Do you grind or clench your teeth while you sleep? Perhaps you should ask your bed partner for insight. Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is a common habit that many patients subconsciously perform during sleep. While emotional stress can certainly be a contributing factor, crooked teeth and misalignment can also cause people to grind, clench or grit their teeth unknowingly. Regardless of why you are doing it, bruxism can wreak havoc on your oral health.
Dr. Tejal Kakade is a skilled dentist who can protect your smile from your teeth grinding habit. We offer effective nightguards that are custom fit to your unique set of teeth. We understand that you want to be as comfortable as possible while you sleep, but your teeth also need an effective layer of protection from your destructive teeth grinding habit. Our top-grade mouthguard materials and meticulous fitting process can ensure we accomplish both. Bruxism nightguards can be the solution you and your partner need to get a better night’s sleep. This simple appliance can also save you from hundreds of dollars in tooth repairs and TMJ therapy down the road if teeth grinding continues without treatment. As an additional benefit, nightguards may also help prevent snoring and sleep apnea episodes.
Stop Teeth Grinding While You Sleep
The muscles in your jaw are some of the strongest in your entire body. In fact, they can assert up to 600 pounds of pressure. If these muscles are delivering this kind of force during sleeping hours, imagine the damage it can do on your teeth and jaw over time. A nighttime mouthguard can treat teeth grinding and clenching symptoms such as the following:
- Damaged teeth (fractures, cracks and worn enamel)
- Jaw pain or strain (TMD/TMJ)
- Loose teeth
- Tooth sensitivity or tooth pain during chewing
- Morning headaches
If you suffer from the above signs of bruxism, we want to help you. At the office of Dr. Tejal Kakade, you’ll find a knowledgeable and compassionate team of dental professionals who deeply care about your oral health. Our Carrolton office is stocked with relaxing amenities for all ages, and we use the latest technology in modern dentistry. Call us today to learn more about how a custom nightguard can protect your teeth and jaw from chronic bruxism.