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Dr. Kimmelman believes in prevention, and a nightguard should be worn by most people. The dental night guard prevents the wear and tear on teeth caused by Bruxism, which is a condition of clenching and or grinding one’s teeth against the opposing teeth. Daily stress, chewing gum, or anxiety may trigger Bruxism in people. Bruxism is quite common, affecting 40 million Americans, with the number rising year after year.
Most people grind or clench their teeth at night and are completely unaware of it until complications develop, so it’s important to know the signs of Bruxism to be able to recognize it in its early stages. Bruxism can crack, fracture, wear down and eventually destroy your teeth!
Signs and symptoms of Bruxism
- Unexplained earaches, facial pain, and morning headaches
- Pain while chewing hard food or opening wide
- Damaged teeth, including chips, cracks, and fractures
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Broken dental fillings
- Flattened chewing surfaces of the teeth
- Tightness in your jaw muscle and jaw pain, which can be a sign of damage to the jaw joint
If you have any of these symptoms, please, contact our office to make an appointment with Dr. Kimmelman to find out if a nightguard will benefit you.
Wearing a custom-made nightguard can greatly reduce the wear and pressure on your teeth, and jaw by physically preventing the clenching and or grinding, protecting your teeth from your teeth’ damaging forces.
A professional dental night guard requires an impression of the patient’s mouth and is then custom made in a dental laboratory to ensure a perfect fit and optimum comfort using bio-compatible materials.
Remember early detection and prevention is the key to successful treatment!
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