Addressing A Harmful Teeth Grinding Habit

When you develop a habit of grinding and clenching your teeth while you sleep, you can do considerable damage to your smile. The longer you spend ignoring this issue, the more likely you are to cause chips and cracks in enamel! At our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, we can help you stop this problem from doing further damage to your teeth. A custom guard that you wear at night will keep your smile safe, and it can reduce the tension on your jaw that occurs when you grind or clench. We can also help you deal with problems that have already occurred due to wear and tear, including problems with chipped or cracked teeth!

Teeth Grinding Can Do Serious Damage To Your Enamel

A tendency to grind or clench your teeth at night can lead to worsening discomfort in your face and jaw, and it can cause visible wear and tear that negatively impacts your smile. Through a timely intervention, this problem can be stopped before there is lasting damage. One way to make sure you have that timely support is to keep up with regular dental exams, which will give your dentist the chance to identify a problem and address it. If you have growing concerns about discomfort when you wake up, including dental sensitivity, facial pain, or jaw stiffness, setting an appointment to bring up your concerns can be beneficial.

Using A Custom Oral Guard To Address Bruxism

With a custom oral guard, we can make sure you stay at rest during the night without causing harm to your smile. Your appliance will keep your teeth apart, and stop you from doing damage when you unconsciously attempt to brux. This will help you avoid wear and tear, and it will also reduce stress on your jaw.

Restoring Teeth Affected By Wear And Tear

Unfortunately, not every person who has bruxism reaches out to their dentist in time to address it before it causes permanent dental damage. Through the right treatment approach, we can help you regain confidence in your smile. For superficial problems, we can recommend that you undergo cosmetic dental work. The more serious injuries to your smile can call for restorative dental work, which can include the placement of dental crowns to improve your appearance and dental function.

Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist About Teeth Grinding

If you have a problem grinding and clenching your teeth, you can do serious damage to your smile, and you can even create serious problems for your oral health. By addressing this problem, we can protect you against further issues. We can also evaluate your smile to determine if additional work might be necessary to address enamel damage. If you would like to find out more, please contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.