Bruxism or teeth grinding is often linked to stress, anxiety, abnormal bites & missing teeth, although the exact causes have not been fully understood. Emerging evidence also suggests teeth grinding may also be linked to sleep disorders such as sleep apnoea.
Nightguards are one of the best treatment options available to prevent as much of the damage & side-effects of teeth grinding where possible.
A nightguard is essentially a type of mouthguard that you wear at night while sleeping. Nightguards are designed to protect against damage & discomfort caused by teeth grinding or clenching during sleep.
Teeth grinding and clenching is an unconscious behaviour experienced by both children & adults. Because it often happens when you’re asleep, many patients are unaware that they have bruxism until they learn about the symptoms or the dentist notices damage.
Custom nightguards are recommended over other options due to the following reasons:
If you need a nightguard or suspect you have teeth grinding at night, speak to our friendly and caring dentists in Doncaster today. Call now or book an appointment online!