Teeth grinding (bruxism) or jaw clenching is a common issue that affects many individuals. It may seem like a harmless habit initially, but it can severely damage your teeth and gums in the long run. As a prophylactic treatment to protect your oral tissues, our dental practice offers night guards at our offices in Houston and Cypress, TX. They are made of high-quality materials that provide a cushioning effect to your teeth and help prevent excessive teeth grinding at night. We customize the fitting of the night guard according to your oral measurements so it rests comfortably in your mouth. If you or a loved one are suffering from bruxism, visit GLO Dental Group to get a personalized night guard.
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How Do I Know If I Have Bruxism?
People suffering from bruxism clench or grind their teeth at night without being aware of it. It often happens involuntarily during sleep. In many cases, a partner or family member notices this pattern and informs about it. You may experience some changes in your oral cavity, which include:
- Eroded or worn-out chewing surfaces of the teeth
- Tightness or pain in the jaw
- Temporomandibular joint pain
- Morning headaches
- Dull ache in facial muscles
- Gum recession
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Changes in occlusion
- Damaged dental restorations
Get the Accurate Night Guards for Your Teeth
You can get custom-fit night guards at our practice within two dental visits. During your initial appointment, we will examine your oral cavity to determine the severity of bruxism. If additional treatments are required besides a night guard, we will discuss the best restorative options to enhance your oral health. Our team will record dental impressions and send them to a lab.
According to the given measurements and instructions, our lab technicians will customize the night guard. Once it is ready, we will call you for a second visit and test its fitting. Our team will ensure that it fits comfortably and does not hurt your oral soft tissues. We will also provide guidelines for cleaning and maintaining your new night guard.
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Benefits of Night Guards
Apart from oral issues, people with bruxism often have disturbed sleep, which can affect their entire routine. Our specialized night guards offer many benefits, including:
- They protect your teeth against grinding or clenching.
- They prevent erosion of the chewing surfaces of your teeth.
- These appliances are comfortable to wear and help maintain the quality of your sleep.
- They decrease the risk of gum recession and TMJ pain.
- They also protect your soft tissue from damage.
Schedule A Visit At GLO Dental Group
Bruxism can adversely affect the quality of your life. Get early intervention with night guards in Houston and Cypress, and protect your teeth and gums from the damage of this disease. Contact us today now to schedule an appointment at our dental office.