Do you grind your teeth at night and suffer from pain in your jaw or migraines? A dental night guard from Family Dental Centre may be the solution you need. Teeth grinding or clinching, also known as bruxism, is a common problem for millions of people around the world. If you suffer from this condition, you may notice the following:
• Pain in your jaw muscles or frequent muscle contractions
• Grinding sounds at night
• Facial pain and swelling
• Headaches / migraines
In many cases, the grinding or clenching only occurs at night and is referred to as nocturnal or sleep-related bruxism. It may be caused by a variety of factors, including stress and anxiety, or it may be nothing more than a habit. Regardless of the reasons why the condition occurs, it can lead to many problems. By grinding your teeth, you can damage dental fillings, wear down enamel and cause overall damage to your teeth. Bruxism may lead to teeth sensitivity and temporomandibular disorders (TMD).
Need a Night Guard for Teeth in Calgary?
The good news is that Family Dental Centre can help you through the use of a night guard for teeth in Calgary. We will customize an appliance based on the severity of your condition. Night guards can be created for heavy, moderate and light grinding. Essentially, the more your grind, the harder the night guard should be. By visiting a dentist, you can ensure your night guard is appropriate for your symptoms.