Dallas Nightguards & Mouthguards

Many individuals clinch or grind their teeth in their sleep. Not only does this cause damage to teeth, but also it can also lead to headaches, tension in the neck and shoulders, and even snoring or difficulty breathing. A nightguard is a mouthpiece, customized by Dr. Hamlett, which protects your teeth and jaw while you sleep.

People who grind their teeth are not only annoying to their sleeping companions by also suffer from the effects bruxism has on their health. People who grind their teeth often suffer from jaw pain when they wake up in the morning and may even develop temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). The force exerted by the facial muscles when the teeth grind at night can result in pains that occur during the day. These people may also experience gum recession, sleeping issues, and irritability with sleep companions.

The Symptoms of Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding occurs subconsciously and is commonly caused by anxiousness or tenseness. Here are some of the signs that you may be a bruxer (teeth grinder):

Teeth Grinding Treatment

Dr. Hamlett administers custom-designed nightguards for patients who suffer from teeth grinding. These night or mouthguards work to protect the surface of your teeth and prevent the health problems that are associated with bruxism. The nightguards are designed to be comfortable and not hinder your breathing passages so your sleep does not suffer as a result of your new mouthpiece.

If you are concerned about what your teeth grinding can be doing to you contact our Dallas office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hamlett.

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