Night Guards in Palatine, IL
Teeth grinding, or bruxism is a common affliction that many people suffer from. There are some people who are aware of grinding their teeth during the day, but it becomes a big problem if you do it while you are asleep. Grinding your teeth can cause many oral health problems, including damaging your enamel, wearing down your teeth, causing gum irritation or causing jaw pain.
Night guards can be a great solution for people who grind their teeth since a night guard provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth while are you sleeping. Night guards are custom-fitted to ensure that they are comfortable and to ensure that you can breathe properly. A member of our team will make an impression of your teeth that will be sent to a dental lab to create the mouth guard. Night guards are extremely durable and can usually last for up to 10 years.
If you feel that you are grinding your teeth, contact our office today to set up an appointment. In addition to getting a night guard, there are some other things you can try to stop yourself from grinding your teeth. You can try to avoid chewing gum or other objects in an attempt to retrain your jaw to be loose instead of clenched. Drinking alcohol and caffeinated drinks can also increase the likelihood of you grinding your teeth, so it is good to avoid those kinds of beverages.