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):
- Your clenching wakes up your sleep partner
- Your teeth are worn, flattened or chipped
- Your enamel is worn down. This can lead to discolored teeth and teeth that are susceptible to chipping or fracture.
- Sensitive teeth are a symptom of bruxing. These people feel extreme sensitivity to hot or cold foods or drink.
- Earaches, headaches and facial pain
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.