Custom Night Mouthguards for Teeth Grinding and Clenching
Are you suffering from headaches, toothache, and jaw pain problems that are especially worse in the mornings? It is possible that you might be suffering from nighttime teeth grinding and clenching. Also known as sleep bruxism, the grinding and clenching occur involuntarily, while sleeping, and thus it can even go unnoticed. However, its symptoms, and the damaged it does to your teeth will become noticeable after some time. Fortunately, sleep bruxism can be treated, which is where we, at Portland City Dental, come in. We offer several solutions for bruxism, including custom-fit night mouthguards, which help to protect your teeth from the damage of grinding and clenching.
What Are Night Mouthguards?
Night mouthguards are dental devices made from a soft plastic material, which fit around your teeth. They are somewhat similar to the sports mouthguards. However, while the sports mouthguards are for protecting your teeth from dental injuries, the nightguards are worn during the night to offer protection from night teeth grinding and clenching.
Why Should You Wear a Night Mouthguard?
Night mouthguards help to do things like:
Custom-fit Night Mouthguards
Night mouthguards are available either as stock (over-the-counter) guards or custom-fit guards. The stock ones are easily found in pharmacies, store shelves, and online stores, and they feature a generic design, where they can be worn by everyone provided they fit. Custom-fit mouthguards, on the other hand, are custom-made from a tooth impression or a digital teeth model (designed using computer software).
Benefits of Wearing Custom-fit Nightguards
A custom-fit night mouthguard can offer you the following benefits:
If you are suffering from night grinding and clenching, Portland City Dental can offer you the much-needed relief in the form of a custom-fit night mouthguard. Call us today at (503) 867-8124 to schedule an appointment.