Grinding your teeth while you sleep can pose a number of threats to your oral health. This could come in the form of chips and fractures on the biting surface of molars and premolars. Overtime strain on muscles and ligaments or inflammation in the joints can lead to TMJ disorder.
Most people grind their teeth as a result of stress. Sometimes an effective stress management program is enough to resolve the issue. Should you continue to grind your teeth, you can prevent damage and complications by sleeping with a basic night guard in your mouth.
Unfortunately, the night guards available in stores can often be uncomfortable and fit poorly in the mouth. This often leads to excess saliva production and an otherwise poor night sleep. This can actually cause new issues with sleep quality and other complications.
Here at Great Neck Dental Care our team of dental professionals can help fit you for a custom night guard. This soft plastic unit is designed to comfortably match the unique shape of your mouth. This serves to protects your teeth while reducing the friction between biting surfaces to help relax muscle tension in your jaw.
If you grind your teeth on a regular basis, and you’re concerned about the resulting complications, you should call Great Neck Dental Care’s office in Great Neck, New York at 516-717-4729 to explore your night guard options.