Protect your teeth from grinding and clenching with a night guard.

Even if you aren’t familiar with the word “bruxism”, you may be dealing with the symptoms. Bruxism refers to the clenching or grinding of your teeth. You may be doing it subconsciously, and many people actually do it while they are asleep. If bruxism is left untreated severe damage to your teeth can result.

womans mouth open showing a night guardYou may catch yourself grinding your teeth from time to time, but if you don’t, here are some symptoms to consider:

  • You have chronic pain in you jaw, face or ear.
  • You often suffer from headaches or migraines.
  • When you wake up in the morning, your jaw feels stiff or tight.
  • Your teeth are worn, damaged or sensitive.
  • You have indentations on the sides of your tongue.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you might be dealing with bruxism. But don’t worry, your teeth are not doomed. At our office in Prescott, Arizona our dentist, Dr. Noelle McKenney can create a mouth guard customized just for you. You can wear your night guard to bed and it will provide a cushion between your teeth to prevent them from grinding against one another and causing further damage. Then we can work with you to find the best way to repair the damage to your teeth.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of bruxism mentioned above, or would like more information, we would love to see you. You can call 928-778-7410 today to schedule your appointment.