Protect Your Teeth from Bruxism – Consider A Mouth Guard from All Smiles Dental Studio!
At All Smiles Dental Studio in Encinitas, California, Dr. Ali Shahrokh loves helping patients get ahead of a developing problem. This is why, when seeing patients diagnosed with bruxism and constant teeth grinding, Dr. Shahrokh recommends a night guard. If your teeth are at risk of wearing down due to jaw clenching or teeth grinding, you should consider a night guard to protect them. Night guards are crafted using high-grade materials in combination with high-tech technology. A night guard should fit your mouth perfectly, as they are custom-made just for you to prevent damage associated with clenching and grinding.
Are You a Good Candidate for a Night Guard?
Symptoms of jaw clenching or chronic teeth grinding may include morning headaches, sore jaw, painful teeth, and popping and clicking of your jaw when you chew food. If you experience any of these, you could benefit from a night guard. Other signs that suggest you may benefit from a night guard include teeth that are worn down, loose fillings, tooth sensitivity, and a receding gum line. While night-time bruxism can often be due to stress, it can also be due to teeth that are misaligned, sleep disorders, TMJ disorder, or allergies. If any of this describes your situation, you may benefit greatly from a nightguard.
Receiving Your Night Guard
A thorough examination will diagnose possible bruxism and determine if you would benefit from a night guard. This examination assesses your oral health and identifies areas of teeth impacted by chronic grinding and clenching. Impressions and bite registrations will be taken to fabricate your night guard. Our night guards are made from the highest quality materials. Once we receive your night guard, a follow-up appointment might be needed. Slight adjustments may be made to the appliance so it fits comfortably, and you will be given instructions on how to use it, care for it, to ensure it lasts as long as possible.
If you are interested in getting a custom fit night guard, please schedule an appointment with us by calling (760) 456-8414.