If you often wake up with jaw pain, earaches, or headaches, or if you find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth, you may have a common condition called bruxism.
Several factors are thought to cause bruxism including stress, school, work, problems sleeping, an abnormal bite, or crooked and missing teeth . Many people are unaware they grind their teeth. If not corrected, bruxism can lead to broken or cracked teeth, damaged restorations, or even tooth loss.
There is an easy, non-invasive treatment for bruxism: nightguards. Nightguards are an easy way to prevent the wear and damage that teeth-grinding cause over time. Custom-made by your dentist from soft material to fit your teeth, a nightguard is inserted over your top or bottom arch and prevents contact with the opposing teeth.
Choosing the right mouthguard is essential. Nightguards must be:
- easy to clean
- able to let you breath properly without any obstructions
Weaver Dentistry makes custom nightguards that meet all of the necessary criteria. Schedule your free consultation today for your new nightguard!