A good night’s sleep is good for your overall health. Unfortunately, when you suffer from bruxism it can become a problem for your smile! Nightly jaw clenching and grinding can wear down your enamel, place painful stress on your jaw joints and muscles, and eventually cause chips and cracks in teeth that need to be professionally treated. At our Kansas City, MO dentist’s office, we can provide protection for people who are dealing with bruxism. We can provide a custom oral guard to stop nightly grinding and clenching from worsening. We can also provide different services that deal with the damage that already affects your appearance.
Teeth Grinding Can Have Serious Consequences For Your Oral Health
Nightly teeth grinding can wear down your enamel while also taxing your jaw joints and muscles. The more time you spend without treatment, the more likely you are to face unwelcome complications. People experience issues with bruxism for different reasons. For some, it can be stress-related, while others can grind their teeth because of unresolved difficulties with TMJ disorder. After we evaluate you, we can both recommend protection for your smile and offer guidance on treatment to address visible dental damage!
Relying On A Custom Guard To Protect Your Smile Against Nightly Wear And Tear
Our practice can provide patients with custom guards that keep their teeth safe from wear and tear from bruxism. Yours will boast a careful design that ensures you have an easy time keeping it in place. When you rest, it will keep your teeth apart. This protects your enamel and also provides protection against stress on your jaw joints and muscles.
Treatment For Teeth That Are Already Damaged Or Worn
Unfortunately, not everyone who experiences nightly teeth grinding and clenching reaches out for help in time to prevent dental damage. We can evaluate you to determine how serious this problem is for you. Conservative cosmetic dentistry can help by hiding problems and restoring your confident smile. However, when we need to address more serious damages, we can recommend that you have dental crowns put in place to keep vulnerable teeth safe. Remember that the timing of your treatment will be important, as the more time you spend ignoring bruxism, the more likely you are to have more severe damages to address.
Talk To Your Kansas City, MO Dentist About Protection Against Teeth Grinding!
By protecting you against the effects of bruxism, our practice can help you avoid potentially serious problems with your oral health and appearance! If you would like to learn more about how we can help you deal with nightly teeth grinding and other matters, reach out to Delightful Dental Care in Kansas City, MO by calling 816-942-7669.