Modern Dentistry of St Cloud

How can I stop my jaw from clenching?

A custom mouth guard made by your St. Cloud, FL dentist is one of the best ways to prevent clenching and grinding of your teeth (bruxism).

Bruxism is a condition that typically occurs during the night while you sleep, sometimes without you even knowing it. You may only become aware that you're clenching and grinding at night if your bed partner hears it or you notice some of these telltale symptoms:

  • Frequent headaches, especially in the morning
  • Pain or tenderness when biting or chewing
  • Excessive wear or other damage to your teeth
  • Neck, shoulder, or jaw joint soreness
  • Your jaw popping, clicking, or locking

As these symptoms worsen, they can impact your quality of life and even become debilitating.

The good news is that Dr. Hua can make a custom mouth guard that is easy and comfortable to wear while you sleep. The mouth guard is made of plastic, and it covers your teeth and protects them from the damage that occurs during the night due to bruxism.

If you or a loved one struggles with tooth grinding or clenching in St. Cloud, contact your team at (321) 805-3888 to learn more about how Dr. Hua and his team can help.

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