Nightguards for Bruxism – Hoover, AL
Stop Unconscious Teeth Grinding and Clenching
Do you find yourself waking up often with jaw pain, headaches, or earaches? Are you grinding or clenching your teeth? If so, it’s possible that you have a common condition known as bruxism. For many, bruxism occurs without you even realizing it, which is why routine checkups to Dr. Moulton’s dental office can be so important. With customized nightguards for bruxism in Hoover, AL, you can stop permanent damage to your smile today!
Why Choose Moulton Dentistry of Hoover for Nightguards for Bruxism?
- Detailed Examinations from Caring and Accommodating Dentist
- Advanced Digital X-Rays Ensure Better Diagnosis
- Dental Office Caters to Families Running on Tight Schedules
What Causes Bruxism?
There are several known factors that contribute to bruxism. For example, if you experience stress at home or work, have difficulty sleeping, an uneven bite, or crooked teeth, or you suffer from tooth loss, your risk for bruxism can go up. In many cases, bruxism occurs when you sleep, making it even more difficult to diagnose. Without treatment, bruxism can cause cracked or broken teeth, damaged crowns or other restorations, and even tooth loss.
How Do You Treat Bruxism?
Thankfully, our dental office offers simple treatments for bruxism that are non-invasive: nightguards. Nightguards are effective at protecting your teeth from wear and erosion over time. Once worn, they act as a barrier and cushion as you grind and clench your teeth. They also work to keep teeth separated from each other, ensuring sufficient insulation. Each nightguard made by Dr. Moulton is customized to fit your teeth exactly. Most appliances like these are inserted into the top arch, preventing contact with your opposing arch.
We work hard to make sure that you get a nightguard that meets your specific needs. There are three types of nightguards to choose from: pre-made versions bought over-the-counter, “boil-and-bite” nightguards, and custom-made nightguards made in our dental office. We can ensure that your custom-made nightguard will offer the best durability, comfort, and optimal fit, regardless of the severity of your bruxism.