Bruxism Nightguards

Do you grind your teeth at night? You may be suffering from bruxism. At Philadelphia Dental Smiles, we have the right treatment options to help you stop grinding and get more restful sleep.

What is Bruxism?

Bruxism is a condition in which you involuntarily grind and clench your teeth while you sleep. Grinding your teeth can have serious consequences for your dental health. Over time, your teeth will become worn down and sensitive. This is due to the enamel being ground away. As your teeth are weakened, they become more at risk for decay and damage.

The Signs of Bruxism

The signs of teeth grinding can be sometimes easy to miss, as the condition occurs while you sleep. Many people are also alerted to their teeth grinding by a loved one who sleeps in the same room and hears it at night. It is important to familiarize yourself with the symptoms of bruxism:

  • Dull headaches in the morning that sometimes persist throughout the day
  • Jaw soreness when you wake up
  • Tenderness of the teeth and gums
  • Enamel erosion
  • Facial soreness or pain.

Philadelphia Dental Smiles Has The Nightguards For You

Getting bruxism under control is important for your oral health. While night grinding can be difficult to stop altogether, the effects can be drastically reduced with a nightguard. Using our dental impression technology, Philadelphia Dental Smiles creates custom nightguards that fit your exact mouth shape.

The nightguard fits over your teeth and creates a barrier. This barrier is a softer, less abrasive surface that does not grind your teeth down. It also helps to lessen the impact and tension of clenching.

Philadelphia Dental Smiles is always accepting new patients! We are committed to providing Philadelphia and the surrounding area with quality dental services. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment and learn more about our services.