What Is Bruxism?

Clenching or grinding your teeth, known as bruxism, can be more than just a bad habit. It can lead to serious dental issues. A bite appliance, also called an occlusal splint or night guard, is a custom-made dental device. It fits over your teeth to protect them from the adverse effects of grinding and clenching, promoting better oral health and sleep.

Why Would You Need a Bite Appliance for Treating Bruxism?

Bruxism can damage teeth, jaw muscles, and even disrupt sleep. A bite appliance provides a protective barrier, absorbing the forces of grinding and clenching. This minimizes wear on your teeth, preventing potential fractures and pain. With a night guard, you can sleep comfortably, wake up refreshed, and maintain a healthier smile.

Who Is a Suitable Candidate for Wearing a Bite Appliance?

If you experience consistent teeth grinding or clenching, you may benefit from a bite appliance. Those with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ), high stress levels, or a history of bruxism should consider this dental solution. Your dentist will evaluate your condition to determine if a bite appliance is the right fit for you.

What Can You Expect During the Procedure for Getting Your Bite Appliance?

Getting a bite appliance involves a personalized approach. Initially, a thorough dental examination is conducted to understand your unique needs. Impressions of your teeth are taken to create a custom-fit night guard. During a subsequent visit, your dentist will ensure the appliance fits comfortably and make any necessary adjustments.

Reach out to our skilled dental professionals today to schedule an evaluation. Let's work together to safeguard your smile and improve your quality of life. For any inquiries or to schedule a consultation, contact us today.

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