Bruxism Nightguards Protect You From Tooth Damage

Do you grind or clench your teeth at night? Wake up with headaches or a sore jaw? Teeth grinding and clenching can cause serious dental issues if left unaddressed. Luckily, if you live in the Carleton Place area, Heritage Dental has top quality bruxism nightguards to protect your teeth while you sleep!

What is bruxism?

Bruxism is a medical and dental condition defined by excessive grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw during sleep. There can be multiple causes of Bruxism, including:

  • Chronic occurrence throughout life
  • Sudden increases in stress or anxiety
  • Major life changes.

How does bruxism affect your dental health?

Bruxism can have many negative effects on your dental health. As your teeth are grinded and clenched, your tooth enamel is worn down and damaged. This can lead to a quickening of tooth decay and other issues, including, cracked, broken, or worn-down, misshapen teeth.

Bruxism can also affect other areas of your health by resulting in repeated headaches, pain, soreness, and exhaustion from lack of restful sleep.

How do nightguards help with bruxism?

Nightguards are designed to be a protective barrier and layer between your rows of teeth. Typically, a nightguard will be fitted to the top row of teeth and will be made from a mouth-safe plastic material.

Nightguards are custom made for each patient to fit the size and shape of your individual teeth. This allows for custom care and better overall protection.

Benefits of using a nightguard

There are many benefits to using a nightguard to prevent bruxism from damaging your teeth. These include saving you money by avoiding costly dental visits, relief from pain and soreness, and better overall sleep.

Heritage Dental services families in Carleton Place and the surrounding communities of Smiths Falls, Perth, and Almonte. For more information on bruxism nightguards, contact us today to request an appointment!