If you often find yourself waking up with jaw pain, earaches, headaches, or if you notice signs of teeth clenching or grinding, you may be experiencing bruxism. This condition can lead to significant dental issues if left untreated. At Majestic Dental, we specialize in providing custom-made nightguards tailored to your needs, addressing not only bruxism but also associated conditions like sleep apnea, snoring, and TMJ/TMD.
Bruxism is a common condition where individuals unconsciously grind or clench their teeth, especially during sleep. Its causes can be multifaceted, including:
If not addressed, bruxism may lead to broken teeth, cracked teeth, damaged restorations, or even tooth loss.
Nightguards offer a non-invasive treatment for bruxism. They are custom-made by your dentist to fit your teeth, preventing the wear and damage that teeth-grinding can cause.
There are three basic types of nightguards:
At Majestic Dental, we recommend a custom-made nightguard, as it is tear-resistant, well-fitted, easy to clean, and doesn’t interfere with breathing.
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder where breathing repeatedly stops and starts. Nightguards can be designed to help manage sleep apnea by positioning the jaw to keep the airway open. This can reduce snoring and improve overall sleep quality.
For those who snore but don’t have sleep apnea, nightguards can still be beneficial. By adjusting the position of the jaw, they can reduce or even eliminate snoring, leading to a quieter and more restful night for everyone in the household.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ/TMD) involves pain and dysfunction of the jaw joint and muscles controlling jaw movement. Nightguards can be an effective part of TMJ/TMD treatment, as they minimize stress on the jaw and prevent further damage. Find more information about TMJ/TMD treatment at Majestic Dental here
Selecting the right nightguard is essential for maximum benefit. During your consultation, our experienced dental professionals will:
Nightguards are more than a solution for teeth grinding. They offer a comprehensive approach to improving oral health and enhancing sleep quality. At Majestic Dental, we pride ourselves on providing custom solutions that address bruxism, sleep apnea, snoring, and TMJ/TMD.
If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms that may be alleviated with a nightguard, don’t hesitate to contact us. Schedule a consultation today, and let us help you sleep well and smile bright.