It’s no secret that a busy schedule can cause stress. But if you’re responding to the stress in your life by grinding your teeth, you could be doing serious damage to your smile.
Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can wreak havoc on the surface of your teeth and the muscles around your jaw, causing symptoms like sore jaw, headache, and earache. If left untreated, bruxism can even contribute to TMJ dysfunctional and other serious problems like insomnia, eating disorders, and depression.
But because many patients who suffer from bruxism grind their teeth unconsciously while they’re asleep at night, is relief actually possible?
A Simple Solution for Bruxism
A nightguard is an orthodontic appliance that’s custom made to fit over your teeth, preventing them from grinding together during the night. And the best way to know if you need one is with a visit to Dr. Radz’s downtown Denver office.
After a thorough, tooth-by-tooth exam, we can decide if a nightguard is right for you. If it is, having one made is easy. We’ll simply take an impression of your teeth and send it to our lab. Once your nightguard is ready to be picked up from our office, all you have to do is wear it while you sleep at night. In many cases, patients notice a difference almost immediately.
To learn more about bruxism and nightguards, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Radz at his downtown Denver office, give us a call today.