Many people grind their teeth at night, which can cause many negative side effects as it wears down the surface of the teeth over time, causes jaw muscle stress, and can cause bite misalignment, resulting in more dental problems in the future. It can also cause tension headaches as a result of the overtired jaw muscle. The good news is that a nightguard can correct many of the problems associated with nighttime teeth grinding.
Our dentist at Copper Canyon Dentistry offers custom-fit nightguards in Valencia to protect you from the potential consequences of grinding your teeth.
How Are Nightguards Made?
The main thing that’s important when it comes to a nightguard is getting it custom-designed. For this, you have to go to the dentist’s office. The reason why this is so important is that this is the absolutely best way to ensure that the nightguard is comfortable and offers you the most protection while you sleep.
When you arrive for your nightguard fitting at our dental office, you will have a mold taken of your mouth. Once the mold is made, it’s set off to a dental lab to commence making the custom nightguard. Then, you simply put the guard in your mouth at night and you grind on that instead of on your teeth. This prevents your jaw from getting out of alignment through all the grinding at night. While it’s true that you can buy an over-the-counter nightguard from the store, these generic devices never fit as well as one that was custom-made for you. You really don’t want to have to worry about it not working or not being comfortable enough or a good enough fit.
Ready to protect your teeth from the dangers of teeth grinding with a nightguard? Contact us for an appointment at 661-554-3777.