MOUTH GUARDS IN PASADENA, TX

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Tooth grinding, also referred to as bruxism, affects just under 10 percent of all adults. This can be a serious problem, causing pain, tooth damage, headaches, chronic grinding and more. It can be hard to determine if the habit is an occasional annoyance or a serious condition. If you experience any of the following symptoms, consider discussing with your dentist the benefits of wearing a mouth guard.

Reasons for Mouth Guards

  • Chipped Tooth – A chipped tooth not only requires costly repair; it can be a sign of bruxism.  This level of damage demonstrates that teeth grinding has become severe. As your teeth gnash back and forth the enamel withstands a tremendous amount of pressure. This action can be very damaging to your teeth and expensive to fix. It can also lead to tooth decay and cavities.  Talk to your dentist at Town Square Dental about getting fit for a mouth guard to avoid causing more tooth destruction.
  • Chronic Tooth Grinding – Sometimes people experience bouts of grinding due to temporary situations. Patients with chronic bruxism grind their teeth practically every night. These cases can be very problematic, but relief can be found with a mouth guard. The oral device won’t end the tight jaw clenching but it will minimize the devastating effects on your teeth.
  • Frequent Morning Headaches – If you welcome every new day with a raging headache you may be grinding your teeth at night. A mouth guard may help ease the pain, although it will not stop the grinding completely. Your dentist may suggest relaxation exercises at night to help you unwind and possibly minimize the grinding.
  • TMJ Therapy – Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJD, results when the muscles that surround the jaw become irritated and inflamed.  This can occur as the result of injury to the jaw, clenching teeth, and bruxism. A mouth guard will reduce some of pain and discomfort that is often associated with TMJ by preventing your teeth from clenching and grinding.

 

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