Nightguards in San Marcos, TX
Do you ever notice your teeth grinding and clenching when you feel stressed or while you sleep? Have you ever woken up with sore or stiff jaws? Subconsciously, some patients develop the habit of chronically grinding their teeth, either during the day or as they sleep. AquaSprings Dental offers custom mouthguards to help soften the blow of bruxism and protect smiles from irreversible damage.
What is Bruxism?
Ounce for ounce, the jaw muscles are some of the strongest in the body. If you notice a sore jaw, a morning headache, or chipped, cracked, or flattened teeth, it might be because you grind your teeth at night. Bruxism, a condition characterized by teeth grinding during sleep, can result in several unpleasant symptoms.
Fortunately, this destruction is preventable with a night guard. This unusual activity wears down teeth and strains the overworked muscles, and the compressive forces can also damage the intricate jaw joints on one or both sides. If left unchecked, this joint damage can lead to chronic pain, jaw locking, tooth sensitivity, headaches, or severe dental damage. Often, a custom-fit night guard can help prevent and alleviate these uncomfortable consequences of bruxism by creating a barrier between the upper and lower teeth to prevent grinding.
Protect Your Teeth As You Sleep
No longer do bruxism sufferers have to endure the adverse effects of teeth grinding. One of our San Marcos dentists may recommend a tailored nightguard as a potential solution for patients suffering from bruxism to protect teeth from further joint and dental damage.
Our nightguards are made of durable, biocompatible material designed to cushion the space between the upper and lower teeth. With proper use and care, wearing a night guard while you sleep can make all the difference in maintaining your dental and overall health.
Custom Mouth Guard Fabrication & Fitting
AquaSprings Dental customizes these dental appliances to fit the wearer’s teeth, ensuring a comfortable, practical, and individualized fit. First, our process starts with dental impressions, used to create a model of the patient’s teeth. From there, we send these impressions to our dental laboratory, where a technician shapes the nightguard material to fit each patient’s mouth model. Then the nightguard is polished and checked for proper fit before being sent to the dentist to be delivered to the patient. While the fabrication may seem simple, the precision and attention to detail required to create a custom nightguard are essential for proper fit and protection.
Keep Your Teeth Safe with a Nightguard
If you’re guilty of gnashing and grinding your teeth, it can cause wear and tear on your teeth over time and lead to severe jaw problems if left untreated. Fortunately, getting a custom-made dental nightguard from your dentist could reduce the intensity and duration of tooth-grinding episodes while protecting your teeth from long-term damage. Call (512) 399-0334 or send a short message to the AquaSprings Dental team to protect your smile with a custom-fit mouthguard. Your teeth, jaws, and joints will thank you!