Our smiles are one of our greatest assets and we work hard to ensure we properly clean and maintain our smiles. Sometimes, no matter what preventative care we take, our teeth can become damaged over time do to bad habits or even things beyond our control. Things that are beyond our control are conditions like bruxism. This sounds much worse than it actually is, but it can cause severe damage to our teeth over time. Bruxism, is simply the grinding of teeth during sleep. This can be caused due to a variety of reasons, but if treated effectively can prevent damage to your teeth before it occurs. Thankfully, there is a relatively simple product called the New York Night Guard that can be worn at night and prevent harmful effects of teeth grinding.
Chances are we have all done it at some point, but we may not even be aware until someone else points out that we are grinding our teeth while we sleep. The activity can be caused by physical and emotional factors. Such factors can include stress, crooked or missing teeth, abnormal bite and certain sleep disorders. If you suffer from bruxism, you are well aware of how annoying this can be to our loved ones. It is not only annoying but can be destructive to your teeth if not treated. Bruxism can cause painful headaches, as well as destructive wear on your teeth. Once the cause is determined, a variety of treatment options are available. From relaxation techniques to the New York Night Guard, the condition is 100% treatable and can be alleviated all together with continued care.
If you or someone you know suffers from Bruxism and grinds their teeth at night, there is no need to let the activity continue doing damage to your smile and health. If you wake up with a terrible headache, chances are you are probably grinding your teeth. A dental professional can help fit you for a mouth guard and ensure no further damage is done to your beautiful smile. If you suffered from any other disorder, you would treat it. Your mouth is no different. Don’t do detrimental damage to your teeth, when there is a simple solution. Call for a dentist for an evaluation today. Dr. Sharam Shekib is an experienced dentist who will provides a complete evaluation and find out what you can do to ensure a peaceful night’s sleep for you and your loved ones.