Why Prevent Teeth Grinding & Clenching?
Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is a common but destructive habit. Your upper and lower teeth grind together forcefully, especially at night, which will weaken and flatten your teeth. The flatter and smaller your teeth become, the more problems will ensue. Teeth grinding can cause increased sensitivity to heat or cold, cracks or chips in the teeth, receding gums, constant pain, and even lost teeth. Once you have experienced issues like these ones, you will need more serious dental work like dental crowns, porcelain veneers, or dental implants to remedy the situation.
What Are the Benefits of Night Guards (Occlusal Guards)?
When Alaska Premier Dental Group prescribes a custom-made night guard for you, you can avoid all of these future dilemmas. Night guards are easy to wear, remove, and care for. They hold your teeth and jaw in a way that will prevent you from grinding your teeth throughout the night. Night guards are an easy way to prevent ruined teeth and discomfort.
Advantages of Athletic Mouth Guards
If you are involved in sports activities that could seriously injure your teeth, you need an athletic mouth guard. They are designed to prevent laceration, bruising of the lips and cheeks, tooth fractures, dislocations, or tooth loss. All of these injures will result in unpleasant pain and discomfort, and can hinder you from doing your best in future athletic activities.
Accidents happen, and we want you to be prepared. Avoid the pain and expense of a sports injury by talking to your dentist about an athletic mouthguard.
Am I a Candidate for an Occlusal Guard?
You may need an occlusal guard if you suffer from any of the following symptoms:
- You often wake up with a headache or tooth pain
- You suffer from sleep apnea
- You experience muscle or joint pain in and around your jaw
- Your teeth have been ground down to a flatter shape
- Your teeth start loosening, or you feel pain in your gums because of clenching
Get a Mouth Guard for Teeth Grinding in Anchorage and Wasilla, Alaska!
The Alaska Premier Dental Group want to guarantee you better health and less dental work in your future. Set up your appointment so that we can get you a custom night guard or athletic mouth guard to stop teeth grinding/clenching and prevent injury to your teeth and jaw.