Teeth grinding is a common problem and can do major damage to your mouth. Many people grind and clench their teeth while sleeping. This can lead to loss of enamel, cracked teeth, jaw pain, and headaches. Left untreated, bigger health problems can develop. Lost tooth enamel leads to cavities. Chronic teeth grinding and clenching can even result in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, a major cause of jaw pain and dysfunction. A night guard is a device placed in the mouth to act as a cushion between your teeth. While it doesn’t stop you from grinding your teeth it can prevent you from causing damage.
While a mouth guard is similar to a night guard, they serve different purposes. A mouth guard is used to protect from dental injury during sports. Athletes are 60 percent more likely to experience dental injuries when not wearing a night guard.
Guards can protect your teeth from major damage and additional work in the future. Toothbar custom fits night guards and mouth guards for patients of all ages. The result is a personalized comfortable piece that was created for the unique shape of your mouth.
If your oral health isn’t up to date, but you keep avoiding the dentist, contact our Toothbar specialists. With a relaxing atmosphere and personalized touch, you will find an experience that you want to return to for all of your oral health needs. Find a different kind of Austin restorative dentistry and get your beautiful healthy smile back in shape.