Do you suffer from Bruxism, which is excessive grinding or clenching of the teeth? Did you know that this can lead to excessive wear, cracks or fractures on your teeth or fillings and may even cause permanent damage to your teeth and jaw joints? It can occur during the day or night. At night however, we have no conscious control over the clenching or grinding that we do.
You may not even be aware you are doing it. Severe damage from bruxism can leave teeth feeling painful, sensitive to hot and cold, and even cause discolouration. You may notice your teeth getting shorter or you may find you are breaking or dislodging fillings or breaking bits of your own teeth. You may even feel your teeth getting looser. It can lead to significant discomfort and pain in your mouth, your face or the temporomandibular (TMJ) jaw joint.
To prevent or protect from future damage, your dentist may recommend you wear a nightguard. At Azura, we can custom fit and construct a nightguard to provide the best possible protection while you sleep. We’ll take an impression of your teeth, to get the closest fit and you’ll end up with a snugly fitting nightguard which assists in protecting your teeth against clenching and grinding. Care for your nightguard by rinsing it in liquid soap and cold water then allowing it to air dry after every use. Make sure you keep it away from reach of your dog, they love to eat them.