Bruxism and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders can cause discomfort and harm to your oral health. Dr. Parker White recommends night guards as a crucial solution to mitigate these issues and promote a peaceful night’s sleep.
Understanding Bruxism and TMJ Disorders
- Bruxism: This condition involves the involuntary grinding or clenching of teeth, often occurring during sleep. Over time, it can lead to tooth damage, headaches and facial pain.
- TMJ Disorders: Problems with the temporomandibular joint can result in jaw pain, difficulty in opening and closing the mouth and a host of associated discomforts.
The Role of Night Guards
Night guards, custom-fitted by our dentist, act as protective barriers that cushion your teeth and reduce the impact of grinding. These devices also assist in alleviating the symptoms of TMJ disorders by ensuring a more relaxed jaw position during sleep.
Benefits of Night Guards
- Prevention of Tooth Damage: Night guards safeguard your teeth against wear and tear, preserving their structural integrity.
- Pain Relief: Night guards can alleviate jaw pain and headaches associated with bruxism and TMJ disorders.
- Improved Sleep Quality: By reducing teeth grinding and jaw clenching, you can enjoy a more restful night’s sleep.
Obtaining Your Night Guard
We will conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine the best night guard for your unique needs. These custom-fitted appliances are crafted with your comfort in mind.
Do not allow bruxism and TMJ disorders to affect your quality of life. We are prepared to provide you with a customized night guard solution in Grass Valley, California. Contact us at 530-272-9071 to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a more comfortable and healthier oral future.