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Small front tooth nightguard for teeth grindingMany patients struggle with dental wear and damage caused by unconscious nighttime teeth grinding and clenching. This relatively common oral health condition is known as bruxism. Some patients only experience this unconscious condition during times of stress, but other patients can grind and clench teeth during sleep for their entire lives. When patients experience chronic bruxism, we may recommend they wear a nightguard. These custom oral appliances fit snuggly against teeth creating a barrier to prevent dental wear and damage. If you suffer from bruxism, please contact Miller Dental Arts in West New York to schedule an office visit.

Benefits of Bruxism Treatment

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  • Patients who experience chronic headaches related to bruxism should see reduction in the number and severity of these headaches
  • Prevents excessive dental wear, chips, and cracks that can occur due to untreated bruxism
  • The nightguard is a comfortable and conservative solution with little to no impact on patients’ lifestyles
  • Many patients can experience temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) as a result of untreated bruxism placing excessive strain on the jaw joints

Symptoms of Bruxism

Woman grimacing and holding head in painIf you notice any of the symptoms associated with bruxism, it’s important to reach out to our team. Some of the common warning signs of bruxism include:

  • Sore or sensitive teeth
  • Aching in head, neck, or shoulders in the morning
  • Chronic morning headaches
  • Pain in the jaw while at rest or during movement