Bruxism, is the technical term used to describe a person that grinds their teeth at night on a regular basis. can pose several different threats to your oral health. If it isn’t addressed, the force and tension from grinding can damage teeth, cause alignment issues and promote problems like TMJ disorder.
Wearing a night guard in your mouth when you sleep will allow some slip between your teeth to greatly help mitigate the damage caused by tension. It also offers a mild amount of padding to prevent chips and fractures on the biting surfaces of your teeth.
Many people complain that the generic night guards available in stores are uncomfortable and increase saliva production. This can actually cause new issues with sleep quality and sometimes drives people to stop wearing the night guard.
Fortunately, Dr. John Bosak, Jr. can provide you with a custom night guard that conforms to the natural shape of your teeth and jaw for maximum comfort and a secure fit. The soft plastic material shields and protects your teeth while reducing the friction between biting surfaces to help relax muscle tension in the jaw.
If you are interested in being fit for custom night guard or have questions about issues related to chronic night grinding, you should call Dr. John Bosak, Jr. at 818-368-5676 to schedule an appointment.