Headaches…jaw pain…tooth pain…fractured or unevenly worn teeth – all can be caused by grinding your teeth at night. You probably aren’t even aware of doing it, but your spouse may hear you. Or you may be a silent grinder, but you’re grinding.
Grinding can be caused by:
- • Stress, worry
- • Sleep disorders
- • Abnormal bite
- • Missing or crooked teeth
You can protect your teeth and reduce or eliminate the pain grinding causes you by sleeping with a nightguard. OC Family Dentistry can custom-fit a nightguard for your mouth and give you a restful night’s sleep free of grinding and pain.
Dental injuries are among the most common sports injuries. Studies have shown that athletes not wearing mouthguards are 60 times more likely to suffer mouth injuries. The required use of mouthguards in high school and college prevents over 200,000 injuries each year, according to the American Dental Association.
Mouth guards reduce the risk of mouth, face and jaw injuries, as well as broken teeth. At OC Family dentistry, we can make you a custom fitted mouthguard to protect your face and preserve your natural teeth.