Nighttime teeth grinding can do an incredible amount of damage to your teeth. Night guards can help and are available through the care of Vahe Boghossian, DMD, and Avedis Boghossian, DDS, of Boghossian Dental in Glendale, California. You can learn more during your next dental exam or consultation. Booking is a simple process online or over the phone.
Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding or clenching. It’s a common condition, and many people only grind their teeth at night and have no idea that it’s happening.
Here are some signs that you might be grinding your teeth while you sleep:
For most people, the way they learn they have bruxism is a report from their sleep partner, who often experiences their own sleep disruptions due to the sounds of teeth grinding.
Night guards work to protect your teeth from the forces of grinding. They are worn during sleep and create a barrier between the biting surfaces of your upper and lower teeth.
The cushioning function not only protects your tooth enamel, but also reduces the force placed on your jaw muscles, which can lessen the pain and stiffness that bruxism often creates in the jaw.
It’s important to understand that night guards are only effective when they are being worn. When you begin using your night guard, allow a week or so to get used to the feel of having the device in your mouth. Before you know it, you’ll be putting your night guard in as part of your normal nighttime routine.
There are various night guards available online and in stores, many of which promise a great fit and a way to reduce the effects of teeth grinding at a lower price point. In reality, none of these options can match the comfort and results of a custom-fitted mouth guard.
The team at Boghossian Dental offers top-quality night guards that are crafted to fit the exact contours of your bite. A comfortable night guard increases the chances that you’ll actually use the device, which is why Boghossian Dental offers them as part of their comprehensive dental care services.
If you’d like more information about how a night guard can improve your dental health, call the office to set up your visit. Online booking is also available and takes just moments to complete.