Do you frequently wake up with jaw pain or headaches? Do you experience tension in your neck and back muscles? You may be suffering from clenching and grinding of teeth, also known as bruxism. This can lead to not only dental issues, but also affect the overall quality of life. At Markham Dental, we offer custom-made night guards and sports guards to help stop clenching and grinding for a healthier mouth and an improved well-being.
Clenching and grinding occurs when teeth are clenched or ground together, often during sleep. This can happen due to misaligned teeth, stress, anxiety, or other factors. It puts excessive pressure on the teeth and jaw muscles, leading to various problems such as worn-down teeth, jaw pain, headaches, neck and back pain, and even migraines.
Night guards are custom-made oral appliances that fit comfortably over your teeth. They serve as a protective barrier between the upper and lower teeth, preventing them from coming into contact with each other during sleep. This helps to reduce the pressure on the jaw muscles and prevents any further damage to the teeth caused by grinding.
Custom-made night guards offer numerous benefits for patients suffering from clenching and grinding, including:
If you lead an active lifestyle or participate in high-contact sports, it is essential to protect your teeth with a customized sports mouth guard. Our sports guards provide a protective barrier for your teeth and gums, reducing the risk of injury during physical activities.
If you experience pain in other areas of your body, such as the head, neck, or back, and are unsure if it is related to your bite alignment, consult with us. Our team will conduct a thorough examination and provide you with a proper course of action.
At Markham Dental, we offer various treatments for clenching and grinding, depending on the severity of the condition. These include:
Most of our treatments, including night guards and bite rehabilitation, are covered by the majority of insurance companies. For a detailed explanation of your coverage, please contact your service provider.
If you are experiencing symptoms of clenching and grinding, or are looking to protect your teeth during physical activities, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with us. Our dedicated team at Markham Dental will provide you with personalized care and treatment options to ensure a healthier and pain-free smile. Call
We’ll help you stop clenching and grinding for healthier teeth, gums and jaw.