Mouthguards & Bite Splints
At Choice Dental Care, we offer mouthguards and bite splints to prevent teeth grinding, also known as bruxism. By treating and preventing bruxism, you can avoid unnecessary damage to your smile. Left untreated, bruxism can greatly affect your oral health and cause pain and discomfort. If you are dealing with bruxism in the Silver Spring, MD area, call our team to schedule your visit today!
Signs of Teeth Grinding
Many patients do not realize how often they grind their teeth. Teeth grinding can occur during the day or night, but most commonly causes the most damage while you sleep. This is because you do not realize the extent of your teeth grinding as you sleep. You may not realize that you are grinding your teeth at all. However, if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may be suffering from teeth grinding:
- Flat-Looking Teeth
- Tooth Pain
- Constant Headaches
- Cracked or Broken Teeth
- Jaw Soreness or Tightness
Reasons for Wearing a Mouthguard
A mouthguard is beneficial in treating bruxism because it provides a cushion between the teeth, preventing them from grinding throughout the night. Left untreated, bruxism can greatly damage your teeth over time. By wearing a mouthguard while you sleep, you can help avoid the side effects of teeth grinding.
Do I Need a Protective Mouthguard?
Our team can help determine if you would benefit from a mouthguard by performing a simple exam. When evaluating your smile, we’ll check for signs of bruxism and determine if your smile needs protection from teeth grinding. If a mouthguard or bite splint is needed, our team will go over the best treatment options for protecting your teeth.