Dental Night Guards
Do you wake up at night or in the morning with horrible pain in your teeth? Then you could be a teeth grinder. The medical term for teeth grinding is bruxism. However you do not have to be stuck with or suffer through this annoying affliction. There is help!
Once your dentist has made the determination you suffer from bruxism he will make you a custom made night guard to your protect your teeth. The night guards are made of a soft material that is molded to fit your teeth like a perfect glove. You place the night guard over your top teeth at night to keep the upper and lower rows of your teeth from making contact with each other.
Bruxism isn’t life-threatening but it can destroy your teeth. It can wear down your enamel. Teeth can become fractured or chipped when this occurs. You may suffer headaches and jaw pain. It can cause indentations on your tongue. It can also cause facial pains. And if you have a significant other and you have an extreme case of bruxism you could wake them up with your teeth grinding. These are just a few problems bruxism can cause. You don’t have to live with this if you get a properly fitted night guard.
Night guards can be expensive. They can cost up to a $1,000. But do not fret over it; talk to your dentist. The dentist is there to help you. He may be able to help set you up on a payment plan or find something in your price range.