If you continuously wake up with jaw pain, earaches or headaches, or if you find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth, you may have a common condition called bruxism.
Stress, sleeping disorders, an abnormal bite and crooked or missing teeth may contribute to bruxism, however the causes are not completely known. Because most people don’t know if they even grind their teeth, it is important to have your dentist inspect your teeth for any wear, cracked teeth or damaged restorations.
Night guards are an easy way to prevent the wear and damage caused by grinding your teeth. There are three basic types of mouth guards: the pre-made night guard, the “boil-and-bite” night guard, and a custom-made night guard from our office. Your dentist will discuss with you the best options for your teeth. If you choose a custom-made night guard, South London Dental Care Centre can guarantee that it will be tear-resistant, comfortable and well fitted for your mouth, easy to keep clean and does not prevent you from breathing properly.
If you think you may be grinding your teeth at night, contact us at South London Dental Care Centre to schedule an appointment to discuss whether a night guard is right for you.
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