The technical term for grinding your teeth at night, is known as bruxism. This can pose several different threats to the integrity of your teeth and the overall health of your teeth. If left unchecked, the force and tension from grinding can damage teeth, cause alignment issues and promote problems like TMJ disorder.
By using night guard in your mouth when you sleep at night, it will allow some slip between your teeth to greatly help mitigate the damage caused by tension. It also offers a mild amount of padding to prevent chips and fractures on the biting surfaces of your teeth.
Many people seeking to address bruxism issues find that the generic night guards sold in stores fit uncomfortably and often increase saliva production. This can actually cause new issues with sleep quality and sometimes drives people to stop wearing the night guard.
Here at Shaia Dental Care we can provide you with a custom night guard that conforms to the natural shape of your teeth for maximum comfort and protection. The soft plastic material shields and protects your teeth while reducing the friction between biting surfaces to help relax muscle tension in the jaw.
If you are struggling with grinding your teeth on a regular basis you should talk to Shaia Dental Care at 440-884-9898 to find the night guard that is right for you.