Improve Your Sleep and Protect Your Smile with Customized Night Guards

Many of us tend to grind our teeth at times, especially when we are stressed or have had a long day. However, if you chronically grind teeth or clench jaws, night after night, it can lead to serious health issues. Technically known as bruxism, chronic teeth grinding causes constant headaches, jaw pain, and dental damage. 

While bruxism can wreak havoc on your oral health, it’s no match for our treatments. At A Dental & Denture in Seattle, Washington, we offer customized night guards to protect your smile from the destructive damage caused by bruxism.

Symptoms of bruxism

Bruxism occurs mainly at night (sleep bruxism), although some patients experience daytime (awake) bruxism. Whatever the bruxism type, chronic teeth grinding can manifest through various symptoms, affecting oral health and overall well-being.

These include:

  • Morning headaches and migraines
  • Jaw pain
  • Disrupted sleep
  • Tooth Sensitivity
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Facial and neck pain

While the exact cause of bruxism remains uncertain, certain factors have been associated with this condition. Elevated stress levels and dental misalignment have been identified as factors that heighten the likelihood of teeth grinding. Regardless of the cause of your teeth grinding, please seek treatment before the condition causes irreversible damage to your smile.

Does bruxism cause TMJ disorder?

Yes, the excessive and repetitive forces associated with bruxism can strain the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) — the hinge-like joints that connect your jaw to your skull, allowing you to open and close your mouth. Overworking the TMJs leads to muscle fatigue, headaches, and pain around the jaw, face, and even neck and shoulders.

Protect your smile with our customized night guard

A nightguard fits over the upper and lower teeth, cushioning your smile from bruxism-induced pressure. While you can opt for a generic occlusal splint, we recommend a customized dental device for a proper fit and optimal protection.

When you visit us for a nightguard, the process starts by taking impressions of your teeth. With the precise dimensions of your dentition, our dental lab fabricates a dental device that fits snugly over your teeth. This impeccable fit ensures unobstructed breathing during sleep, promising you an uninterrupted night of rest.

Invest in a customized mouthguard for teeth-grinding

Night guards from A Dental & Denture are comfortable and support a healthy night’s sleep. Ready for a high-quality dental guard in Seattle, WA? Please call (206) 445-0030 to schedule an appointment with our team.