Date: 07/11/16 By: admin
Bruxism is the grinding or clenching of your teeth. While sleeping, many people experience this without even knowing that they’re doing it. It can be annoying to someone sleeping in the same bed, and it can be damaging to the teeth of the person doing it.
So, what can be done? Well training the body to completely relax. The thought is – if the body can relax, perhaps the nervous, involuntary grinding may subside as well. In addition, some have also turned to night dental guards as a way to protect the teeth and jaw from damage.
A night guard is a device which is placed in the mouth on teeth to help deal with grinding or clenching. The night guard which is placed in the mouth over some or all upper or lower teeth to prevent the destructive effects of grinding and clenching.
FUTHER INFORMATION ABOUT NIGHT GUARDS:
Because of the complexity of the body, many of the symptoms of grinding can affect more than teeth. This can include the muscles, jaw joint, neck and upper back. Dealing with the type of complexity requires a thorough examination to determine the cause of these symptoms. To be precise enough to control forces properly a night guard is fabricated from very strong, hard, translucent plastic. Because it works; patients find it very comfortable and “won’t be caught without it”.
There are many different types of night guards, but it is always best to go with what your dentist offers. Here at Preston smiles, we offer the “ Astron Night Guard”
Night guard can make a world of difference for your bruxing and grinding patients, alleviating pain and preventing further destruction of existing healthy dentition. The Astron CLEARsplint® is a hard nightguard made from a modified material that is made to your prescribed bite plane.
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Dallas, TX. 75252