Bruxism is the unconscious habit of grinding teeth during sleep or clenching. A nightguard can protect your teeth from bruxism and clenching. These can lead to other sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and can affect the quality of sleep of both the person affected by it and any potential bed partners.
Many people suffer from bruxism/clenching and don"t even realize it! Common signs of teeth grinding include:
In addition, some risk factors of bruxism/clenching include:
If you feel that you may suffer from bruxism or clenching, please don"t hesitate to contact us for a nightguards appointment. Similar to sports guards, night guards work by protecting the teeth from trauma with a thin plastic layer. Night guards from our Newmarket dental office are custom-fitted to your mouth for maximum comfort and safety.
While over-the-counter night guards are available (and tempting because they are convenient to get), our Newmarket dentists do not recommend them because they are not durable, can hinder breathing and speech, and are not as effective. Our Newmarket Dental team can help get a custom fit night guard that is long-lasting and comfortable in your mouth.
Book an appointment at Newmarket Dental today to get custom-fitted night guards and protect your teeth from damage!