Give your teeth a chance to rest at night, too with a night guard!
Bruxism is really nothing more than an impressive-sounding, clinical term for grinding or clenching your teeth. You may do it subconsciously while you are awake as a reaction to stress, but many people grind their teeth during their sleep. Since you may not even be aware that you’re doing it, how do you know if you have a problem?
If you constantly feel pain in your face, ear or in particularly in your jaw, you may have a problem with bruxism. Other symptoms include regular tension headaches or even migraines, worn tooth enamel, tooth damage, and even indentations on your tongue. Many of us aren’t morning people, but if you wake up in the morning with a tired or stiff jaw, you may be dealing with bruxism. It may even show up as ear pain. If left untreated, your bruxism could lead to significant problems with your teeth and jaws. And besides, who wants to wake up in pain every morning?
If you notice any of these problems, you should make an appointment to see Dr. Lien Ngo and the team at Brookside Dental. We will fit you with a night guard to wear when you sleep, which will cushion your teeth and to prevent further damage and pain. Your night guard will be custom made to fit you and provide you with the best possible protection for your smile. If you would like to know more about bruxism and would like to find out if you would benefit from a custom-made night guard, give us a call today at 530-622-1987 and plan your visit.