If you constantly grind or clench your teeth, it can pose a severe threat to your smile. Besides the obvious dental damage, untreated tooth grinding puts your teeth at risk of cavities due to worn-down enamel. Furthermore, chipped or cracked teeth mess with your alignment, placing tremendous pressure on your jaw, leading to headaches and other unpleasant symptoms.
Is nighttime grinding wreaking havoc on your oral health? A dentist in Napier can help. At Dentiq Dental, we provide custom-designed night guards to protect your teeth and overall health from the pangs of teeth grinding.
Patients who suffer from teeth grinding (technically known as bruxism) understand the frustration and pain this subconscious condition causes. Unfortunately, you may not even notice you grind your teeth at night unless your bed partner sees it. While spotting teeth grinding can be challenging, keep your eyes peeled for the below symptoms:
While the exact cause of bruxism isn’t known, stress and an abnormal bite are associated with teeth grinding. However, whatever the cause of your teeth clenching, please book an appointment with Dr. Sundar Jagadeesan, and relief will be around the corner.
Most patients steer clear of night guards because they perceive them to be bulky and uncomfortable while sleeping. However, night guards offered in our dental clinic are anything but uncomfortable. Our dental night guards are made after taking bite impressions of your mouth.
Once we have the specifics of your oral structure, we can design an oral appliance that sinks snugly into your teeth. It’s so comfortable; you slip it in your mouth and forget you have it. However, you may have trouble adjusting to sleeping with a night guard in the first few days. But after a few days of use, you will get used to it, and wearing a night guard will feel normal.
If teeth grinding is getting the better of you, night guards protect your teeth and ensure you have a restful night’s sleep. Night Guards keep the upper and lower teeth apart, helping keep most unpleasant symptoms in check. After a few nights of using our dental guard, most patients experience a significant reduction in painful, teeth grinding symptoms.
Practicing proper hygiene with your dental guard ensures your mouth isn’t exposed to harmful bacteria. Observe the following practices to keep your night guard in great shape:
If you are someone who clenches teeth at night or has painful symptoms related to bruxism, please dial 06 880 6161 to book an appointment with Dentiq. We will carry out a comprehensive oral examination to determine if a night guard is perfect for you.