It’s already November, and that means that the holidays are right around the corner. For a season that’s often referred to as the most wonderful time of the year, a lot of planning, time, and money are spent to make the holidays a success. Unfortunately, for a lot of people, this means dealing with added stress in addition to the infectious holiday hustle and bustle. And stress is often what causes an oral health condition known as bruxism.
Bruxism is the medical term referring to the grinding of teeth or the clenching of your jaws. It’s a condition that affects many people though not many are aware of the problem. You can clench and grind without even knowing it. Bruxism often occurs during sleep though it can take place any time of day.
It is a serious condition that can impact your dental health and overall quality of life. Clenching your teeth puts pressure on the muscles, tissues, and other structures around your jaw. Some people clench their teeth and never feel symptoms. Others experience a variety of symptoms or impacts including:
- Increased temperature sensitivity
- Facial pain
- Dislocation of the jaw
- A popping or clicking in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
- Damage to the inside of the cheek
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Wearing away of tooth enamel
There is no magic cure, but our goal in treatment is to reduce pain, prevent permanent damage to your teeth, and reduce clenching as much as possible. Some self care remedies and relaxation methods may provide some relief but a custom fitted mouth guard can help! Professionally fitted mouth protectors work by separating the teeth and preventing that unconscious grinding or gnashing of your teeth. First we make an impression of your teeth and then mold a mouth guard custom fitted just for you. They can take some time to get used to but they stop your face and jaw aching and reduce the likelihood of you breaking your teeth.
For the month of November, you can get your custom fitted mouth guard for a special price of $226. That’s a savings of 50%! And what a perfect time of year to take advantage of this offer. So if you’re tired of waking up in the morning with a sore jaw and want to prevent that holiday stress from causing harm to your oral health then call our office today to schedule your appointment. You’ll be amazed at what a difference it can make!
Here’s to kicking off this season with a healthy smile!