Spring is finally here! It’s a busy time of year with Easter, Mother’s Day, lots of outdoor activities, travel and all around fun. Juggling busy schedules can often lead to stress. And stress can sometimes cause an oral health condition known as bruxism.
What is 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 dream stage while sleeping
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 April, you can get your custom fitted mouth guard for a special price of $232. 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 oral health issues that result from stress then call our office today to schedule your appointment. You’ll be amazed at what a difference it can make!