Twin Aspen Dental Center Helps You Fight Jaw Clenching
Are you experiencing jaw pain from grinding your teeth? Twin Aspen Dental Center can help alleviate that pain with custom-made night guards. It is easier than ever to get professional protection for your teeth, mouth, and jaw. It is common to clench and grind your teeth while you are asleep at night. Since this happens when you are sleeping, it is easy to wake up and wonder why your jaw hurts. Our dental professionals are prepared to bring you relief with our night guard services. For maximum protection, we create custom night guards to fit your teeth. With an extra layer of protection, you can put a stop to your jaw pain and the development of future jaw disorders.
Knowing When It Is Time for a Night Guard
Bruxism is a common disorder that affects a large percentage of United States residents, including children. Bruxism is the term used to describe the grinding and clenching of teeth. Most people are not aware that they grind their teeth because it often occurs while sleeping. Night guards are prescribed to prevent damage to the teeth, such as cracking, chipping, and flattening. A night guard will also relieve you from the pain associated with clenching and grinding your teeth. Some of the significant signs that it is time for a night guard include:
- Teeth Clenching or Grinding
- Worn Tooth Enamel
- Sleep Disturbances
- Tooth Sensitivity
- Jaw Pain
Prevent Future Jaw Disorders With Custom Mouth Guards
There are numerous benefits to using a custom-made night guard while you sleep. Night guards fight against the painful side effects of clenching and grinding your teeth. With our custom night guards, you will be better protected from:
Jaw Disorders — Jaw disorders, such as TMJ Dysfunction, can occur after prolonged bruxism. TMJ Dysfunction is usually identified by a cracking or popping sound when the mouth is opened and closed. With the help of a night guard, you can protect your mouth and jaw from developing other disorders.
Tooth Damage — Your jaw is powerful. The pressure applied to your teeth when you grind and clench can lead to cracking, breaking, flattening, and loosening of your teeth, which then leads to further tooth damage and sensitivity.
Sleep Disturbances — When you clench your jaw and grind your teeth at night, it can cause pain and noise that can wake you up. If the grinding is loud enough, it could even disturb your partner. A night guard can help both of you get the good night’s rest you deserve,
Swelling of the Jaw — When you grind your teeth regularly, the extra pressure causes your jaw to swell and become uncomfortable.
Frequent Headaches — The grinding and clenching of your jaw creates tension and pressure that leads to frequent migraines and headaches.
Tension Pain — With the excessive force that your jaw creates, a lot of tension is created. The pain caused can be felt throughout the jaw, face, neck, and back.
Our Custom-Made Night Guard Fittings
When it comes time to make a unique night guard for your teeth, our professionals will take impressions of both your upper and lower teeth. The impressions are then used to create an accurate night guard that will fit precisely on your teeth. The night guard is made of durable plastic material to ensure that it will last for years. After the night guard is created, our dental professionals will check to make sure that it fits correctly. Once you have your finished, custom-made night guard, you will wear it every night while you sleep.
Choose Twin Aspen Dental Center to Protect Your Teeth
Twin Aspen Dental Center in Parker, CO creates custom-made night guards to help protect your mouth, teeth, and jaw from excessive pain and damage. Our professionally made night guards are simple to develop and are often covered by insurance companies. If you experience soreness in your jaw, have veneers or implants, or your teeth show evidence of wear, one of our custom-made night guards should be your next step in dental care. Appropriately protecting your teeth is vital to living a comfortable and happy life with a beautiful smile to show for it. You don’t have to endure jaw pain any longer. Reach out to our team today to schedule an appointment.