Bruxism is a condition that occurs from teeth grinding or tightly clenching the jaw. Most commonly, bruxism happens at night. If you are waking up with jaw pain, headaches or sore teeth, there is a chance you are grinding or clenching your teeth while you sleep. Many things can cause this including stress, a sleep disorder, missing teeth, abnormal bite or poorly aligned teeth.
To help with bruxism, a night guard can be worn while you sleep. A custom-made night guard will keep your jaw from clenching, which can cause damage to your teeth. A consultation with your dentist can help determine if you have bruxism and help you start the process of getting a custom-made night guard to help relieve your symptoms and protect your smile. If you are interested in night guards and live in the Fort Pierce, FL area, call today!
Millions of Americans snore while they sleep. Although snoring is very common, it can interrupt your sleep as well as those around you. A snoring appliance is similar to a mouth guard and helps reposition the jaw to help open your airways and prevent snoring. Your dentist will first help you determine if you have sleep apnea or just trouble with snoring. If snoring is the main issue, the snoring appliance can help you and your loved ones get better rest. If you live in the Fort Pierce, FL area, get the sleep you need by contacting our office today!
Mouth injuries that are sports-related can oftentimes cause damage to the teeth. Avoiding permanent teeth damage is important! Sports mouthguards are made to protect your teeth while you play and can be custom-made to fit your smile. Pre-made mouthguards are also an option. Your dentist can help you determine the best fit for you. Most mouthguards cover only the top teeth, but the bottom teeth can be covered as well if needed.
One injury could cause devastating permanent damage to your smile. Make sure your teeth are protected! If you are interested in sports mouthguards and live in the Fort Pierce, FL area, call our office today to set up a consultation!