Grinding and clenching are two of the most destructive habits that can damage your teeth. The danger here is that some people are unconsciously doing these because it happens during their sleep. This condition is referred to as Bruxism. This condition does not only affect the appearance of your teeth but it can also result in more serious problems like teeth sensitivity and pain in the neck, headaches, and shoulder and back pains.
Teeth grinding can be a result of a number of factors and some of these are stress and anxiety. Sleep apnea can also be a contributing to grinding and clenching. If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, you may also have the tendency to grind and clench.
Dental experts at our office recommend the use of night guards to control the symptoms of Bruxism and to protect your teeth from damage. We provide custom dental night guards according to the shape of your teeth. Compared to the store-bought night guards, the custom night guards provide maximum protection.
What are the benefits of using a night guard?
- Night guards can alleviate pain and headaches. If you suffer from Bruxism, you are also most likely going to suffer from headaches, neck pains, muscle spasms and fatigue. If you control or reduce these symptoms of Bruxism by using night guards, you can be relieved from the pain and discomfort that it causes you.
- You can increase your teeth’s protection from damage. Grinding and clenching can cause severe damage to your teeth but you can prevent this when you start using night guards.
For more information on night guards, you can call Buchanan Dental Arts at (914) 737-6300 .