Bruxism, or teeth grinding and clenching, can be very damaging to your smile. Dr. Jeffrey Chung and associates can help with night guards in Katy, Texas. If you suspect that you suffer from bruxism, contact Serenity Dental today at 281-310-1417 and schedule an appointment with our dentists today!
Night guards are a special kind of mouth guard that our dentists can use to treat bruxism.
We may recommend a night guard if we suspect that you suffer from bruxism in order to prevent the damage caused by clenching and grinding your teeth in your sleep. Often our patients are unaware that they even suffer from bruxism because it occurs in their sleep. Here are some common symptoms of nighttime teeth grinding and clenching:
- Chronic pain in the jaw, face and ear
- Waking up with a tired or tight jaw
- Tension headaches and migraines
- Severe tooth wear, often leading to chipping, flattening or cracking
- Severe enamel wear, exposing inner dental layers
- Tongue indentations
- Tooth sensitivity
A custom night guard may be beneficial to you if you have these signs of bruxism. Your night guard will be made to comfortable and effectively fit your smile. We understand that you still need to be able to sleep while wearing it. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of night guards and how we can prevent the symptoms of teeth grinding.