Grinding your teeth at night?

Many people live with levels of stress that cause them to clench their teeth or grind them while they sleep. Unfortunately, this can severely damage the teeth. A dental guard protects the teeth and can relieve jaw pain by keeping the teeth slightly separated, allowing the jaw muscles to relax. Reach out ConfiDental Beverly Hills today to learn about a custom-tailored night guard.

What is a night guard?

A night guard is created to match the shape of your teeth and gums. It looks like a teeth whitening tray, comfortably fitting over your teeth and gums, as it is customized. If you struggle with teeth grinding, regularly wake up with a headache, or must protect your teeth from the wear associated with constant grinding and clenching, a night guard is likely the ideal solution.

How does a night guard work?

Bruxism is the medical term for grinding teeth while sleeping. A night guard can relieve TMJ and jaw clenching while keeping your jaw and teeth appropriately aligned while you sleep. It also keeps the teeth separated to avoid tooth surface damage and wear. 

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Tooth grinding – what could it do to your dental health?

Grinding your teeth while you are asleep can lead to several serious problems, including:

  • Flattens chewing surface
  • Chipped teeth
  • Wears away tooth enamel
  • Loosened teeth
  • Tooth pain or sensitivity
  • Tired jaw muscles
  • Jaw locked in place
  • Headaches
  • Facial pain

Are you a candidate for a custom night guard?

People of all ages grind their teeth, including children. Tooth grinding can be triggered by caffeine or alcoholic beverages, or it may be a side effect of some medications. 

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Reach out to Dr. Liyan Massaband for a custom night guard

Dr. Liyan Massaband is a talented California board-certified dentist. To ensure her patients always receive the best care, she stays at the leading edge in modern dentistry and adds a personal touch to her patients’ experience. If you grind your teeth at night and want to prevent its harmful effects on oral health, a custom night guard could be necessary. Call our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Massaband.

What you can expect while using a night guard

Although generic mouthguards are available, there is no comparison to a guard created just for you, with a comfortable, custom fit. A dental night guard will last longer and support healthy alignment without causing damage, stress, or discomfort on the gums.

It is of utmost importance to keep your night guard clean:

  • Rinse it after every use and lightly brush it with a toothbrush
  • Before placing it back in its case, dry it completely
  • Do not use toothpaste since it might be too abrasive and damage the surface
  • The case itself should also be kept clean

Depending on how heavily you grind your teeth, your night guard can last anywhere from a couple of years to over a decade. Keep to your regular dental appointments and replace the night guard when necessary. 

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Call ConfiDental Beverly Hills for a custom-fit night guard

If you grind your teeth at night, investing in a custom-fit night guard now will prevent you from paying for expensive dental treatment later. At ConfiDental Beverly Hills, our skilled team and experienced board-certified dentist will provide the treatment you need to avoid the harmful effects of teeth grinding, allowing you to rest easy knowing that your oral health is protected. A night guard can make a big difference in your life, so do not hesitate to contact our office today to get started on this process. We look forward to hearing from you!

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