Bruxism, or teeth grinding and clenching, can occur at any time but is most common at night. It is one of the largest contributing factors to tooth damage and can cause or contribute to a number of oral health problems that affect your smile, overall health and quality of life, including:
- Broken, chipped and worn teeth
- Broken dentures or other appliances
- Earaches and ear ringing (tinnitus)
- Headaches and migraines
- Pain and tightness in the jaw muscles
- Sore jaw joints (contributing to TMJ disorders)
- Tension and pain in the head, neck and shoulders
Fortunately, bruxism can be managed easily with a night guard. Night guards are custom oral appliances designed to prevent the damage caused by grinding and clenching your teeth. Your night guard will be made to fit your teeth and mouth comfortably, preventing the upper and lower dental arches from touching so that you can avoid the negative effects of bruxism, allowing you to sleep peacefully. Once your night guard has brought your bruxism under control, our dentist and team will work with you to restore any tooth damage and help you regain a healthy smile.
We invite you to call us today at 949-644-0071 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jon Glenn and learn more about the benefits of night guards in Newport Beach, California.