Have you been told that you grind your teeth at night, or do you find yourself clenching your teeth during the day? This is a condition called bruxism, where you unconsciously exert force on your teeth by clenching your jaws or grinding your teeth. It can cause serious dental damage to your teeth and jaws over time. Dr. Devan Dalla and the team at DNTL Hub offer treatment for bruxism. Often, a dental mouth guard can control teeth grinding or clenching while you sleep. Call our clinic in Galt, CA, to learn more about a dental nightguard for bruxism.
Different issues can cause bruxism. Some people may clench their teeth or jaw due to stress, while in others it may be a hereditary issue or caused by an oral health problem. Regardless of the cause, teeth grinding can literally destroy your smile and oral health. Your jaw exerts powerful amounts of force for chewing food. When this force regularly grinds your teeth together, it wears away the tooth enamel and causes cracks and fractures in your teeth.
Cracked teeth can easily become infected and begin causing deep pain. Broken teeth can leave sharp edges that cut your gums or tongue when eating. This extreme pressure can even ruin dental restorations like crowns, bridges or fillings. At DNTL Hub in Galt, we offer treatment to control damage caused by bruxism. A custom-designed dental nightguard is often used to protect the teeth while you sleep.
Protect Your Teeth with a Custom Mouth Guard
A dental nightguard, or mouth guard, is a plastic oral device that fits securely but comfortably over your teeth. This device keeps your upper and lower teeth from touching, stopping the grinding damage from continuing. Dr. Dalla and our oral care team design customized nightguards for bruxism that fit comfortably so they are almost unnoticeable. They often have additional benefits, such as stopping snoring, sleep apnea or TMJ disorders.
Wearing a nightguard can be a simple and effective way to avoid damaging your teeth through bruxism. Tooth damage caused by jaw clenching or teeth grinding can be painful and extremely costly to repair. A custom mouth guard is affordable and minimally invasive. Many of our patients easily become used to wearing it at night and enjoy better rest. Bed partners are also big fans, since they can rest better, too, without the noise of grinding teeth all night.
DNTL Hub offers bruxism treatment to protect your teeth from teeth grinding and clenching. Dr. Dalla can design a custom mouth guard to prevent bruxism, snoring and some TMD issues. Contact us today in Galt to schedule a bruxism consult and exam.