Nightguard for Bruxism – Teeth Grinding
Do you grind or clench your teeth while you sleep? While you may not be aware of it during the night, you are likely to experience jaw pain, jaw stiffness or headaches during the day. In fact, teeth grinding is a primary cause for TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problems. The constant, unnecessary strain and pressure on your teeth and jaw muscles can pose a real threat to your oral health and your quality of life. As part of our general dentistry treatments, Cardinal Dental proudly offers effective teeth grinding or bruxism treatment in St. Peters using custom nightguards.
A custom nightguard can protect your teeth from premature wear as well as prevent your jaw muscles from overstraining while you sleep. At Cardinal Dental, we only offer the most proven mouthguard models available that are known for optimal comfort because they fit every crevice and groove of your smile. A nighttime guard can save you from disruptive TMJ symptoms associated with grinding or clenching.
While teeth grinding is often a subconscious habit, it is one that is commonly associated with stress. Beyond wearing a custom nightguard, we encourage patients to find ways to relieve and manage their stress such as exercise, meditation, counseling or other healthy habits. At Cardinal Dental, we also give patients unique access to a TMJ therapy specialist, Dr. Richard Blalock. He is the husband of Dr. Cynthia Blalock and owner of Cardinal Physical Medicine next door. Together, they take a collaborative approach to relieving jaw discomfort if patients need more advanced treatment.
To find out if a custom dental nightguard could stop your bruxism, contact us today. We are happy to help you get a good night's sleep without threatening your oral health.