Mouth Guards From Your Family Dentist
Need Protection For Your Teeth?
Many Americans unconsciously grind and clench their teeth while sleeping. Often, this habit affects children more often and its prevalence decreases with age. Known as bruxism, this teeth grinding can lead to tooth decay and a loss of the edges for biting and chewing. Excessive wear can also cause a myriad of health issues, ranging from frequent headaches to jaw soreness. According to the American Sleep Association®, bruxism affects 10 percent of the adult population and 15 percent of children. While very common, it can be hard to identify this habit amongst sleeping citizens. While there is no cure, bruxism can be treated by alleviating some commonly accepted sources, including stress.
Suffering From Bruxism? We Can Help!
Concord Smile is your expert in general dentistry. If you suspect that bruxism is the cause for damage to your dental work, come in for a dental exam and we can help to confirm the diagnosis. Our family dentists can work to custom-fit you with an ideal night guard to keep those chompers protected. Every smile is different, therefore Concord Smile will work to check to make sure all of your dental needs are covered. Based on the severity of the problem, we may recommend additional support to prevent the need for costly restorative dentistry. While more expensive up front, a custom mouth guard will pay off in the long run. Over time, your teeth will remain intact while the frequency of headaches and interrupted sleep will drop off.
Mouth guards are ideal for protecting your porcelain from clenching and grinding, especially during sleep. Concord Smile offers consultation and fittings to ensure that Californians keep smiling brightly. Contact us today to schedule a dental exam to get started!