Does your partner wake you up at night to tell you that you are grinding your teeth? Maybe you wake up with a sore jaw or a headache and wonder why it is happening. The cause could be teeth grinding and there is a way that the dentists at Magnolia Modern Dentistry can help.
We offer top-quality nighttime mouthguards that protect your teeth from the damage that grinding can cause. Not only can you damage your teeth by grinding them at night, but you can also get less quality sleep and even cause your partner to sleep less soundly.
How a Nighttime Mouthguard Helps
A nighttime mouthguard, as the name suggests, gets worn at night. You slip it in right before you go to bed and sleep with it in all night. It puts a layer of protection over your teeth so that when you grind your teeth while sleeping, you do not wake up feeling sore or exhausted.
The nighttime mouthguards that we provide are custom made to fit your mouth. This means you don’t have to worry about the one-size-fits-all mouthguards that they sell at the local drugstore. The mouthguard fits your mouth perfectly so that you do not risk discomfort or using a mouthguard that does not protect your teeth.
How we Make the Custom Mouthguard
Our staff uses gentle and effective techniques to get the proper mouthguard made for you. We start with an expert examination from one of our dentists. We will go over the reasons that you grind your teeth, uncovering any underlying issues that you can help fix the issue as well.
After the exam, we will take impressions of your mouth. We then send the impressions to our lab where our technicians create the custom mouthguard for you. Once our lab sends the mouthguard back to us, you come to see us for another appointment. At this appointment, our dentists make sure that the mouth protection fits your mouth perfectly. We will make sure that you are completely comfortable and happy with the fit before sending you on your way.
Why Choose a Nighttime Mouthguard
Many people wonder if a nighttime mouthguard is necessary. How bad can teeth grinding affect your teeth, right? We want you to know the importance of saving your teeth. Grinding your teeth too much can grind them down into nubs that eventually need crowns for you to have full function of your teeth.
Eventually, teeth grinding can affect your ability to eat or even lower your self-confidence as it becomes more embarrassing to smile. Wearing a mouthguard can help decrease the risk of these issues from occurring. It can also help prevent serious oral health issues that require invasive dental health procedures in the future.
If you are ready to put an end to grinding your teeth, call Magnolia Modern Dentistry at (530)671-1770 for your appointment. Our dentists will give you a thorough exam and help you determine the right step to help save your teeth from the effects of grinding them.