Teeth Grinding

woman grinding her teethAre you feeling pain or discomfort after waking up?

You might have teeth grinding during sleep, and may not even be aware of it!

While occasional teeth grinding may not cause real concerns, long-term can lead to teeth erosion!

Don’t hesitate on restoring your jaw’s function, and let our Temple City dentist and Arcadia dentist take care of your teeth grinding with professional dental treatment!

What is a Teeth Grinding?

Teeth clenching, known medically as bruxism, is fairly common with both adults and kids.

What is bruxism?

Bruxism occurs when your teeth moves against each other with friction, causing a grinding motion between your upper and lower jaw.

  • This mechanical motion can wear down your teeth because the outside of your teeth are playing contact sport with each other.
  • Over time, this can lead to broken teeth, loss of tooth enamel, and even loss of teeth!

What causes bruxism?

There are are many factors that can increase the chance of developing bruxism, including age, personality type, anxiety, caffeine, medications, and other health conditions.

Many patients report stress as a factor that can affect teeth grinding. For example, if a patient is feeling stress during the day, they may report more teeth grinding at night. 

If your partner or family hears you grinding at night, then let our Arcadia dentist and Temple City dentist take a look at your next visit!

What is a nightguard?

mouthguardA nightguard is a transparent, thin dental tray that protects your teeth from grinding at night. 

Working with the best labs in Southern California, we create one convenient tray that covers your top row of teeth while your sleep.

They work by placing a comfortable barrier between your top and bottom jaws.

When you clench your jaw at night, this dental appliance helps by cushioning the teeth and gum.

Hello Kitty NightguardThe nightguard will not interfere with your breathing! Instead, the night guard will lighten the tension and help reduce face and jaw pain.

Our Temple City dentists and Arcadia dentists create a custom-fit tray made of super strong composite material that is nearly invisible when worn and amine-free to resist yellowing.

Our doctors ensure all your nightguards are crafted to your dental specification, so you can be sure for a snug fit!

Is nightguard for me?

Man with mouthguard

Are you…

  • Hearing teeth grinding at night?
  • Waking up with dull headaches?
  • Feeling jaw soreness after waking up?
  • Seeing swelling on one side of the face?
  • Having pain or tenderness in the jaw or face?

You might be hearing a popping or clicking noise when you open and close your mouth after a night of teeth grinding!

This could cause a sudden, uncomfortable bite. Some patients report a slight loss of jaw function because of discomfort.

Often, this could often be accompanied by a brief but often surprisingly difficulty chewing and even opening your mouth.

If you think you are suffering from teeth grinding, then a nightguard from our Temple City dentist and Arcadia dentist might be for you!

What if I don’t treat my teeth grinding?

Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Eric To explaining gum disease with swollen gum simulation for dental exam at Parklane DentalIgnoring these symptoms can further lead to serious and costly dental treatments. Loss and broken teeth might require our cosmetic and oral surgery expertise.

A simple nightguard is an effective way to protect your teeth and help prevent jaw pain and headaches.

It might be take some time getting used to wearing this dental appliance, but it is well worth your dental health to focus on prevention and maintenance.

Are you ready for a good night sleep?

Book your Nightguard Visit Now!