Many people who grind or clench their teeth are unaware they do it. Are you one of them? Our night guards dentist may recommend you wear a nightguard if you have worn tooth enamel, jaw pain, and other symptoms of bruxism.
If you suspect you grind your teeth at night, call our office in Plymouth, Michigan today to set up your appointment. A night guard for teeth grinding will protect your smile from further damage.
Questions For Our Dentist
How Do You Know If You Grind Your Teeth?
You may be grinding your teeth at night if:
- Teeth grinding or clenching has been loud enough to wake your partner
- Tooth enamel is worn
- Teeth are chipped or fractured
- Teeth are loose
- Jaw is sore
- Teeth are more sensitive
- Sleep is disrupted
Why Do I Grind My Teeth in My Sleep?
Each patient is different. While some people grind their teeth out of stress, others may grind teeth because of crooked teeth or a misaligned bite. Teeth grinding can also be a sign of sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that causes patients to temporarily stop breathing several times a night.
Our dentist will be able to examine your dental history to help determine the most likely cause of your teeth grinding.
How Do I Stop Grinding Teeth During Sleep?
One of the best ways to stop teeth grinding during sleep is to get a custom night guard from our dentists. During your first appointment with us, our dentists will take impressions of your teeth to send to the lab where your teeth grinding guard will be made.
When you return for your second appointment, yourwill be ready. Our dentists will make sure your night guard for teeth fits properly before sending you home with your new oral appliance.
Schedule an Appointment
If you grind your teeth at night, a night guard can help prevent that and save your teeth from all the wear and tear. To learn if you need a night guard for teeth grinding, call Plymouth Dentistry at (734) 459-7110, or contact us online.