West Bloomfield Dental Nightguards
Many people are afflicted with teeth grinding — also known as bruxism. While some individuals may do this throughout the day, it is a larger problem at night during sleep. We know that teeth grinding can damage enamel, wear down teeth, cause jaw pain or irritate your gums. The noise from teeth grinding can also disturb your spouse’s sleep.
Fortunately, there are solutions that can lessen the damages of tooth grinding, such as bite splints or night guards — devices used to support, protect or immobilize oral structures that have been loosened, replanted, fractured or traumatized.
We Offer Nightguards or Bite Splint Therapy For:
- Treatment of temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
- Patients dealing with issues from night-time teeth grinding
- Mouth or jaw problems resulting from bite misalignment
If you grind your teeth you should consider a night guard. Similar to a mouthguard worn by athletes, this device provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth while you sleep. All night guards are custom fitted for comfort and to allow for proper breathing. Your night guard dentist in West Bloomfield will take an impression of your teeth and have the night guard created by a dental lab. Nightguards are very durable and can be used for up to 10 years.
Contact Us Today to Learn More About Nightguards
There are also some things that you can do to try to stop teeth grinding. You can train your jaw to be free and easy rather than clenched. Refrain from chewing gum or on other objects like pens. You should also avoid alcoholic drinks and drinks with caffeine, as these can increase the likelihood you will grind your teeth. If you suspect you might be grinding your teeth at night set up an appointment with us today.
We offer several different types of bite splint therapy for specific conditions. Through proper evaluation and fitting, we can help alleviate misalignment of your bite and subsequently correct these issues.