Nightguards

Bruxism, or tooth grinding, can lead to serious problems such as cracked teeth and lead to tooth loss over time. Your dentist will recognize the signs of bruxism when he or she examines your teeth. If bruxism is an issue for you, a custom-fitted nightguard worn while sleeping can protect your teeth from the damage tooth grinding causes.

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Nightguards

Bruxism, or tooth grinding, can lead to serious problems such as cracked teeth and lead to tooth loss over time. Your dentist will recognize the signs of bruxism when he or she examines your teeth. If bruxism is an issue for you, a custom-fitted nightguard worn while sleeping can protect your teeth from the damage tooth grinding causes.

If you often wake up with jaw pain, earaches, or headaches, or if you find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth, you may have a common condition called “bruxism.” Many people do not even know that they grind their teeth, as it often occurs when one is sleeping. If not corrected, bruxism can lead to broken teeth, cracked teeth, or even tooth loss.

There is an easy, non-invasive treatment for bruxism: nightguards. Nightguards are an easy way to prevent the wear and damage that teeth-grinding causes over time. Custom-made by your dentist from soft material to fit your teeth, a nightguard is inserted over your top or bottom arch and prevents contact with the opposing teeth.

When you get a routine exam at our Estero, FL office, your Estero Bay Dental dentist will evaluate your teeth for signs of bruxism and recommend a plan to prevent damage to your teeth.

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