Protection Against Nighttime Teeth Grinding

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Is your smile safe during the nighttime? As you rest, your body reduces saliva production, which means your natural defense against bacteria is reduced. This is part of what makes morning oral hygiene efforts to important to the preservation of your health. For some, there is an additional threat that must be addressed. People who suffer from bruxism often grind their teeth throughout the night. Doing so creates friction that will cause wear and tear to gradually worsen. Eventually, you can find yourself dealing with chips and cracks as well as general erosion. Fortunately, protection in the form of a night guard can help you. Talk to your Cerritos, CA dentist about using a guard to defend against this nocturnal trouble and preserve your smile!

The Consequences Of Not Treating Nightly Teeth Grinding Issues

The longer you let problems with nightly teeth grinding go untreated, the more likely it is that you will experience more serious consequences. You can apply considerable force without meaning to as you grind and clench; as time passes, this can lead to worsening harm and the formation of chips and cracks. More serious harm can occur, which can leave you in need of advanced restorative care! Fortunately, prevention with a custom guard is possible.

Using A Night Guard To Protect Your Smile While You Rest

Night guards that are made for people affected by bruxism can prevent potentially serious harm from affecting their teeth. The guards we supply are tailored for patients’ individual uses. That care in providing an appliance that is just the right shape and size can ensure that you have the support you require to keep your smile safe as you rest. Your guard can both remain in position and withstand the pressure of grinding and clenching, which can protect your teeth as well as your jaw.

What Can I Do About Wear And Tear That Already Affects Me?

When patients already show signs of dental wear and tear, we can help! An evaluation of your smile will let us know just how much harm has occurred, which can then inform us of what kind of care you require. Porcelain veneers cap the front surfaces of teeth but do not demand changes to surrounding structures. If you need more protection that this, we also provide custom crowns that imitate healthy enamel. Their presence offers bite support along with cosmetic improvements.

Talk To Your Cerritos, CA Dentist About Using A Nightly Guard

Bruxism can take a serious toll on your teeth while you sleep. Fortunately, the use of a nightly guard will lower your risk for trouble with your smile during the night. To find out how we can provide a guard that is custom-made and capable of staying secure and providing important protection, please call Cerritos Dental Surgery in Cerritos, CA at (562)584-4082!