If you’re like most Americans, you’re probably a little stressed. Many people like to blow off steam by relaxing on the couch or taking a nice warm bath, but unfortunately, some end up grinding their teeth. Bruxism is actually a very common condition where people clench their jaw and grind their teeth, often while they are asleep and unaware of the damage they’re causing to their oral health.
Bruxism exposes the teeth to a tremendous amount of pressure, and over time, the enamel will begin to wear down, even to the point that it eventually breaks. Bruxism can spell trouble for more than just the teeth, however. It creates a lot of tension in the jaw muscles, which can actually cause them to strain, making the jaw very stiff and painful to move. Also, this tension can easily radiate to other parts of the head and face, leading to chronic headaches.
Fortunately, Monet Aesthetic Dentistry has a proven solution to this problem: a nightguard. It is a custom-made oral appliance that is worn only to bed, and it works by placing a barrier between the teeth that prevents them from making any dangerous contact during the night. With one, we can ensure that our patients are able to sleep easy and smile brightly year after year.
Do your teeth look like they’ve been worn down, or do you consistently wake up with headaches? If so, bruxism could be the culprit, and we’re ready to help you overcome it. To get the care you need today so you can sleep better tonight, give us a call in Farmington, MI.