Do you often wake up with a sore jaw, a headache, or tooth pain? Or have you noticed that your teeth have shifted slowly over time? This could be due to bruxism, an issue in which you unconsciously grind your teeth or clench your jaw excessively. This can happen during the day or night while you sleep and you may not even realize you’re doing it!
Bruxism is a common condition as there are more than 200,000 known cases in the United States per a year. While it does require a medical diagnosis, no lab tests or imaging are required and it is treatable by a medical professional, like the dentists here at Comfort Dental Care of Brookline. For older children and adults, treatment entails getting a custom night guard fitted to protect your teeth from damage over time.
Benefits of Night Guards
1. Keeps Your Teeth Healthy
If you are one of the many people who subconsciously grind your teeth in your sleep, your dentist might notice changes in your teeth such as flatter tips on the tops of your pearly whites. By getting fitted for a custom night guard, you are taking action that will help your teeth stay healthy. While night guards don’t stop your teeth from grinding, it does protect your teeth from each other, limiting the damage that can occur.
2. Saves You Money
At Comfort Dental Care of Brookline, the process of getting fitted is simple. We first access the damage yielded by your grinding or clenching. We then take a mold of your teeth to ensure that your future night guard will be comfortable and snug in your mouth while in use. This will make it easy for you to talk and breathe while you’re wearing the guard. Finally, we create the guard and you’re on your way to better sleep and healthier teeth!
Because it is a custom fit, our night guards are made of long-lasting, high quality materials, and feel more comfortable and less bulky when compared to traditional night guards. We suggest you wear your night guard every night to ensure no further damage occurs to your teeth.
3. Improves Your Sleep
Night time grinding may be due to stress or family genetics, but no matter the origin of the issue, the results are consistent: headaches, tooth pain, jaw soreness, and restlessness. Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our daily life, so why haven’t you made the move to set yourself up for success?
Using a custom night guard has been proven to prevent headaches and toothaches due to teeth grinding, as well as improve sleep cycles leading to a better night sleep.
Visit Our Family Dental Office in Brookline
Comfort Dental Care of Brookline is a family dentist in Brookline, MA that’s proud to offer affordable and high-quality dental care. We are committed to keeping your smile bright through compassionate and friendly service. Book an appointment to get your custom night guard at our office today!