Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding. A condition that afflicts many people of many ages. And a habit that can be extremely problematic.
Grinding your teeth at night can wear down the teeth, cause damage to the enamel, irritate your gums or cause pain in your facial muscles and jaw. Not to mention the fact that you could be doing it so loud it might even be disturbing your poor spouse!
If you suspect this might be something you are doing – make an appointment to visit Golf Links Dental in Ancaster and get fitted for a night guard.
A night guard provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth while you sleep, creating a cushion between the opposing teeth.
For ideal comfort, your mouth guard should be custom made by your dentist. Store bought ones are made for the general public. If you visit Golf Links Dental, the dentist will take an impression of your own teeth and use this mould to have the guard made. Because it is custom made it will replicate the contours of your natural chewing surfaces, so if you grind against it your jaw is in its natural alignment.
Another reason your dentist-made night guard is better than a store manufactured one? You’re reaping the knowledge and experience of the professional themselves.
Night guards are very durable and can be used for up to 10 years.
If you are one of the many people who grind their teeth at night, think about investing in a night guard. Visit Golf Links Dental and finally get a good night’s sleep. Call or visit their website 905-648-9598/golflinksdental.com.