Chronic night grinding of your teeth, in adults, is often caused by stress. This can result in a series of problems including chips and fractures in tooth enamel alignment issues and TMJ disorder. If stress management techniques have been unsuccessful, you might want to talk to your dentist about being fitted for a custom night guard.
Retail level night guards are often uncomfortable and might also lead to increased saliva production. This can have a negative impact on your sleep quality. This can cause some people to stop wearing the night guard, thus putting them at continued risk. This is especially troublesome if your orthodontist has prescribed a night guard as a treatment option for TMJ disorder.
The soft plastic night guard conforms to the natural shape of your teeth and jaw for maximum comfort and a secure fit. This reduces the friction between biting surfaces to help relax muscle tension in the jaw.
If you have questions about a custom night guard or you would like to be fitted for a custom night, please feel free to call us at 269-964-7660 to schedule an appointment.