Do you wake up in the morning with a sore jaw? Do your teeth seem to be wearing down? If yes is your answer to either question, you may have a problem with teeth grinding, also called bruxism. While occasional teeth grinding isn’t a big deal, frequent teeth grinding is a serious problem that can lead to many dental and health issues.
Bruxism has many causes—from stress to smoking to drinking alcoholic or caffeinated drinks—but it also has many treatments. If you rely on the dentists at Janz Family Dental, we can help you minimize your pain from teeth grinding and prevent harmful problems to your teeth.
Ways Our Dentists Can Help with Teeth Grinding
Because grinding often happens while you’re sleeping, you may not even realize you’re doing it. The most common signs that you’ve been grinding or clenching your teeth in your sleep include:
A cosmetic dentist in Edmonton will be able to help you repair any damage bruxism may have caused. Cosmetic services such as bridges, veneers and dentures can all be used to repair or replace teeth that have been damaged from teeth grinding. For these services, you can rely on Janz Family Dental. Our team is experienced in a wide range of cosmetic services to help you maintain a beautiful smile.
Additionally, if you have a cracked, chipped or broken tooth from excessive teeth grinding, an emergency dentist can help. Our general dentists offer emergency dental in Edmonton so that anyone experiencing tooth pain or other dental emergencies can get help as quickly as possible.
Try Mouthguards to Prevent Teeth Grinding
Mouthguards offer various benefits to those who wear them, especially when they are custom-fit to your mouth. Custom mouthguards provide the optimal safety and comfort. They can protect you from bruxism as well as sport injuries to the mouth. At Janz Family Dental, we create custom mouthguards for wear during sleep and sport.
Custom mouthguards not only protect your teeth against injury; they can help prevent neck injuries, broken jaws and possibly concussions. Because some contact sports may cause you to clench your teeth or bite down suddenly, sometimes a thicker mouthguard is necessary for better protection. Thus, our mouthguards are available in varying thicknesses to suit your needs.