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Mouthguards/Night Guards/Bruxism


Image of a mouthgaurdDifferent people have different problems when they sleep. While some tend to snore, others grind their teeth. There isn't much one can do to stop these habits. However, you can minimize the damage by getting the right care. If teeth grinding is your problem, then our professionals will help you sort it out and protect your teeth from further damage. You can visit us here at Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry to learn more about night mouthguards and how they can benefit those who grind or clench their teeth.

Understanding Teeth Grinding


Like many habits, teeth grinding is an involuntary movement of the jaws that one cannot control. Unfortunately, this continues even while you are asleep. While some people believe that it has a lot to do with anxiety, the truth is there is no explanation as to why someone grinds their teeth.

Teeth grinding can cause severe damage to your teeth and jaws when not mitigated. There are, however, effective treatment procedures that you can choose to minimize the damage and getting a night mouthguard fitted by us is one of the most effective ways. A night mouthguard acts as a cushion between the upper and lower teeth and prevents friction.

Benefits Of A Night Mouthguard


A night mouthguard acts as a barrier between the upper and lower teeth to stop any impact from one set of teeth to the other. This prevents enamel loss. When the enamel of your tooth is compromised, it leads to problems like tooth sensitivity and tooth decay. A tooth that is exposed is more susceptible to rotting and cavities, plus it is also more open to infections. Do not let your habits affect the enamel of your teeth. Get yourself a good night mouthguard from us. Our professionals get it customized for you so it will be comfortable and easy to wear through the night.

Apart from tooth sensitivity, the constant action of grinding puts a lot of stress on your jaws. Not only does it often result in severe jaw pain, but the pain also travels to the back of the ear and up to the head. Waking up every morning with constant pain in your jaws, ears, and head is going to leave you in a foul mood and you will probably not be as productive.

Don't let the grinding affect your life and hurt your teeth in the process. A simple solution can go a long way in safeguarding your oral health and uplifting your mood. When you constantly grind your teeth, it often leads to problems eating and this means that you will not be able to fully enjoy your favorite food. When you sleep, you don't know how much pressure you put on your teeth. Sometimes immense pressure can give you a sudden start and you may wake up from your sleep. Tooth grinding affects your sleep cycle and you may not be able to get sound sleep at night.

Go ahead and give us a call at 661-513-3919 so you can enjoy your favorite food without having to worry about tooth sensitivity while also being able to sleep better. You can also visit us here at Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry to learn more about our custom night mouthguards.