Until you do something about the problem, nightly teeth grinding can continue taking a toll on your smile and oral health. Just how serious is this problem? We have the ability to grind and clench our teeth with considerable force. Someone who experiences issues with bruxism (persistent teeth grinding) each night can wear down their enamel over time. In addition to gradually hurting the shape and size of your teeth, this can lead to permanent chips and cracks! Your Northwest IN dentist is prepared to help you move on from this problem. A custom oral guard can keep your teeth safe, and it can prevent problems with strain on your jaw joints and muscles from creating more issues with your oral health.
Nightly Issues With Teeth Grinding Can Hurt Your Smile
People who deal with bruxism can have their sleep affected by a tendency to clench and grind their teeth. The pressure you apply when you clench can be more significant than you realize. Individuals who deal with this problem and do not seek help can wind up with alarming chips and cracks, and they may cause their teeth to age prematurely, which can hurt their confidence in the way they look.
We Can Provide A Custom Guard To Keep Your Teeth Safe
What can you really do about a problem that occurs while you are sleeping? You may not be able to consciously cut out teeth grinding at night, but you can still protect your teeth and jaw from harm. Our practice can provide custom guards to patients that help protect them from bruxism. The design is important—by making sure yours is just right for your smile, we can make sure it remains in place and continues to provide the right protection.
Restoring Teeth That Have Already Been Damaged
If you act in time, you can put a stop to bruxism before you have permanent dental damage. With that said, many people will not seek treatment until they have concerns about chips and cracks in teeth, problems with wear and tear, or even oral health issues that need to be addressed. If the problems with dental damage are serious enough, dental crowns can be put in place over damaged teeth. However, if this is not needed yet, we can discuss more conservative cosmetic dental treatments.
Talk To Your Northwest IN Dentist About Teeth Grinding
Our practice is here to help if you need to do something about bruxism! If you act in time, you can address this issue before significant dental damage affects you. However, if you do not reach out in time, we can work with you to both stop further problems with teeth grinding and provide services to restore your smile. For more information, contact Healthy Smiles in Northwest IN by calling 219-938-2637!