Nightguards for Bruxism – Juno Beach, FL
Greater Protection for a Healthier Smile
Do you suffer from chronic jaw pain? Do you have frequent headaches? Are you noticing your teeth appear worn down? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may be suffering from what is known as bruxism. This common condition affects millions, both children and adults, and can lead to serious problems ranging from worn tooth enamel to even temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). At Juno Beach Smiles, we want to help you take charge of your oral health by providing custom-made nightguards. Your dentist can create a special device you will wear at night to better protect your teeth from increased wear and tear, allowing you to experience necessary relief and a more beautiful smile over time. Contact us today to find out how you can get your own custom nightguard.
What is Bruxism?
Bruxism is the clinical term used to describe teeth grinding or clenching. Occurring in about 10-15% of the adult population, it can be brought on by various causes, one of the most common being stress. Whether it is work, ensuring your kids make it to their practice and games on time, or attempting to juggle all your daily tasks while also making sure dinner is on the table in the evenings, you may find the stress of it all begins to manifest itself in the form of teeth grinding.
Signs and Symptoms of Bruxism
At first, the symptoms associated with bruxism may not be apparent, as it is a practice that most commonly occurs while you are asleep. Unless you have someone who can tell if you are grinding your teeth, you will need to look for other signs that indicate there might be a problem, such as:
- Frequent headaches
- Chronic jaw pain
- Teeth that appear worn down
- Loose or sensitive teeth
- Broken or damaged teeth
- Pain developing in the neck, face, or ears
- A jaw that makes a popping or clicking sound
Why a Custom-Made Nightguard is the Right Option
If you experience any of the above-mentioned symptoms, you may be wondering, “Okay, but what can a dentist near me do to fix the problem?” A common question among those who suffer from bruxism, our team at Juno Beach Smiles can provide a remedy that is not only safe and effective but will be customized to meet your individual needs.
A custom-made nightguard will be created to serve as a protective barrier in your mouth. Worn while you sleep, it will fit comfortably inside your mouth, preventing your teeth from coming into contact with each other throughout the night. Not only will it safeguard your tooth enamel from further wear and tear, but it will also alleviate the symptoms that can eventually lead to TMD/TMJ.
Do not be surprised if your dentist also discusses ways in which you can reduce your stress to minimize the potential from teeth grinding in the first place. It can be as simple as going for a walk or as extensive as talking with a licensed counselor. No matter what you choose, the combination of relaxation techniques and a custom-made nightguard will allow you to experience a dramatic difference in the way your smile looks and feels.