Protect Your Teeth and Jaws
Many dental patients experience bruxism, better known as teeth grinding, during sleep. Nighttime teeth grinding is unconscious, but it can cause severe damage to your teeth and jaws. Bruxism wears your teeth down and can even cause chipping and cracking. The habit also puts tremendous pressure on your jaws and may cause temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues, which could lead to headaches, toothaches, or jaw problems upon awakening.
One conservative solution to this problem is a custom nightguard. This removable appliance absorbs pressure from teeth grinding, protecting your teeth and jaws. However, it’s crucial that your nightguard be custom-made to fit your unique mouth. Off-the-shelf nightguards just aren’t as effective or comfortable as custom pieces.
At South Ave Family Dentistry, Dr. Xiao creates nightguards for his patients’ individual anatomy. Our team will ensure your nightguard is safe, comfortable, and effective at protecting your mouth.