Bruxism, or known as teeth grinding and clenching is experienced by a lot of people. It can occur during the day (diurnal) but most especially at night (nocturnal). It is characterized by unconscious teeth grinding and clenching which if left untreated can lead to chips, cracks, and other problems. One of the issues of this condition is, those who have it tend to be unaware of what occurs when they sleep or when awake. At night, patients who suffer from bruxism create sounds that disturb their bed partners or family members.
The usual signs a person should watch out for are: the sudden increase in teeth sensitivity, sleep disruptions, worn down teeth, frequent morning headaches, and broken teeth. These are clear signs of bruxism! We at Alora Dentistry are committed to caring for our patients’ teeth. Not only do we have a wide selection of restoration services, but we also offer chipped tooth repair procedures to provide effective solutions for the problem. Do know that we believe in the saying “prevention is better than cure”. So we also offer a dental appliance that can prevent the effects of bruxism effectively in the form of Nightguards.
For those who are wondering, nightguards are like mouthguards that are used by athletes during contact sports except that they are worn during sleep. It is a type of plastic appliance that is molded to fit the mouth. At Alora Dentistry, you can expect that our nightguards are custom-made for each patient based on the impressions taken from them to guarantee a perfect fit.
The purpose of the dental appliance is to act as a shield between the upper and lower teeth. Nightguard lessens the pressure applied on the teeth when clenching and prevents its contact when grinding. Doing this avoids the occurrence of dental complications that may require treatments to prevent the rise of problems that can lead to tooth loss. It is essential to seek immediate dental assistance when any signs of bruxism appear to get a custom-made nightguard. Although it may seem like a simple tool, it sure is effective in keeping the teeth protected from damage while a patient sleeps soundly.
So, what are you waiting for? Get added protection for your teeth with Nightguards in Napa, CA. Book your appointment with Alora Dentistry! Our dental office is located at 917 Trancas Street, Suite A Napa, CA 94558.