It’s not uncommon to experience a frequent habit of tooth grinding, especially if you are feeling angry or are dealing with a lot of stress. However, it’s not always possible to be aware of this condition since it can often occur while you are sleeping at night. This condition is known as bruxism, and it is typically not serious for younger children, it can cause tooth damage over time if it persists into adulthood.
You can address a habit of teeth grinding by visiting our office to receive an oral night guard that keeps your smile protected and strong. Some signs that you have a tooth grinding habit may be daily toothaches, headaches and a sore jaw when you first wake up in the morning.
Dr. Nancy Urquiola can help you determine if you should start wearing a night guard to bed to ease bruxism. Many stores sell stock night guards over the counter, which you boil and then bite into to adjust their shape to your mouth. If you would prefer to receive a custom night guard that offers a more custom fit and is made of a higher quality, we invite you to speak with our dentist about the custom night guards provided in our office that are facilitated in a professional dental lab.
Night guards are typically a very effective treatment for bruxism. If you are interested in receiving a night guard in Ann Arbor, Michigan, or would like to speak with us about additional treatment options, contact Urquiola Dental Center PC at 734-973-7450 for a consultation today!