Modern Dentistry of St Cloud

Best Nightguard for Teeth Grinding in 2022

October 23, 2022
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Posted By: Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud
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The best mouthguard for teeth grinding in St. Cloud, FL, is an oral appliance designed by your dentist. We caution against any oral device not fabricated to fit your teeth and gums. And only your dentist can create a mouthguard designed to your unique specifications.  

Teeth grinding and clenching, often called bruxism, is a common but serious condition that occurs during sleep. In many cases, you may not know you have bruxism until you notice symptoms.

Symptoms of Bruxism

  • Neck, jaw, and shoulder pain
  • Recurring headaches or migraines
  • Pronounced musculature around the lower jaw
  • Worn teeth, tooth fractures, and cavities
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

Bruxism may affect over 31 percent of adults, and you do not have to have all the symptoms to be diagnosed. However, the symptoms of bruxism tend to worsen over time.

Bruxism and TMJ: What's the Connection?

Untreated bruxism can lead to TMJ issues. The TMJ is the joint that connects your lower jaw to your head. It is hinge-like and allows for movement—chewing, yawning, etc. When the joint is damaged or inflamed, it can be very painful. You may also notice a clicking sound in the joint when you speak or yawn.

Best Mouthguard for Bruxism in St. Cloud, FL

woman with tmj and bruxism sleeping well | family dentistry of st cloudIn our dental office, we design a custom mouthguard that keeps your upper and lower jaw separated during sleep. This is a non-cumbersome appliance that fits over your teeth. It can also relieve TMJ symptoms by allowing the jaw joints to rest and recover. It may be just what you need to enjoy a comfortable good night's sleep!

We can assess your symptoms, take x-rays, and let you know whether a custom nightguard suits you.

Contact Your Emergency Dentist Near Me

If you've broken a tooth due to bruxism or if you would like to arrange an assessment with your dentist in St. Cloud, FL, a helpful team member is standing by to get you started today. Fill out our contact form now.

Remember, the nightguard created by your dentist is the best nightguard for you!

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