If you or a loved one are unconsciously grinding your teeth while asleep, you may have a condition known as bruxism. This condition can cause long term damage to your teeth if ignored, so consider choosing night guards. Night guards can prevent this involuntary grinding and prevent damage to your teeth.
Nightguards are removable appliances similar to athletic mouthguards. They provide a sturdy barrier between your top and bottom teeth to prevent them from grinding together while you sleep. Night guards from Dr. Brandon Morgan are custom fitted and will help ensure your comfort and safety. A proper fit prevents wear and tear on your teeth, irritation to your gums, damage to your enamel and pain in your jaw.
During your appointment Dr. Brandon Morgan will discuss other ways to help reduce night grinding. Some things to avoid may include:
- Chewing gum
All of these increase the risk of grinding. If you suspect any issues with teeth grinding, contact our office today for an appointment.