At least 42 million Americans clench or grind their teeth at night – that’s 12.8% of the population. While many of these people look for relief in the form of a nightguard, what they often end up with is an ill-fitting appliance that is uncomfortable and ineffective. At Moorestown Dental Professionals, Dr. Ahmed Esmail has perfected the design for a custom nightguard that will truly help you feel better and sleep better.
The Moorestown Dental Custom Nightguard
Over the past 22 years of practice, Dr. Esmail has worked to perfect the design for a custom nightguard. He understands personally what a patient needs, since he wears a nightguard himself and has tested out various lab-processed guards, homemade guards, and over-the-counter guards. He also understands professionally as an experienced dentist what a nighttime teeth-grinder or clencher needs to stop the problem and its side effects.
Being able to see the situation from both sides has allowed Dr. Esmail to develop a nightguard that actually works. Patients who opt for this personalized appliance can:
- Stop the headaches
- Stop the clenching
- Stop the teeth grinding
- Sleep better at night
Dr. Esmail’s nightguard is both comfortable and very successful in helping patients reduce bruxism, stress, jaw aches, TMJ discomfort, and neck aches. With this guard in place, patients sleep better and feel better.
Oral Health Problems Caused by Teeth Grinding
Even if you don’t wake up with a headache every morning from grinding and clenching your teeth at night, putting this kind of pressure on your teeth will eventually do serious damage to your oral health.
Grinding your teeth at night is an unconscious habit. Whether you realize you’re doing it or not, your teeth will clearly show that something isn’t right, and your Moorestown dentist will notice. That’s why it’s so important to keep up with your visits to your dentist every six months – rapid attention to dental problems stops them from becoming even bigger, more painful, more expensive issues.
Some of the most common dental complications that develop from sleep bruxism include:
- Receding gums
- Broken teeth
- Damaged dental work
- Worn tooth enamel
- Jaw pain
- Sore teeth
If you develop any of these complications from nighttime teeth grinding, you could end up needing restorative dentistry to correct them, like dental crowns, tooth-colored fillings, dental onlays, or the pinhole gum procedure.
Causes of Teeth Grinding
Teeth grinding can occur for any number of reasons. It’s a condition that may be temporary, caused by a stressful time, or it could be an ongoing problem caused by jaw misalignment. For some people, a mouthguard is a temporary reprieve from their symptoms – they may need a larger intervention to completely correct their grinding, like dental braces.
Whatever camp you fall into, the most important thing is to seek out the expertise of your dentist and not try to treat the problem on your own. An over-the-counter nightguard may seem like a quick and convenient solution, but the absence of a customized fit can actually cause more problems rather than fix what’s ailing you, potentially damaging your jaw joint and increasing facial pain and headaches.
Customized nightguards are advanced dental appliances that can deliver stunning, immediate relief from chronic pain.
Do You Need a Nightguard for Your Teeth?
If you know you grind your teeth and night and you’re starting to suffer side effects from the problem, it’s time to get expert advice about the next best steps.
The Moorestown Dental Professionals team will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and gums to determine the most effective solution for your concerns and stop the deterioration of your teeth and gums. A nightguard may be the best way to stop a problem from developing.
If you need repairs for your teeth to undo the damage that teeth grinding and clenching has already done, that can be done in conjunction with getting your custom nightguard so you can start sleeping peacefully right away.
Suffering from tooth or jaw pain because of teeth grinding? Contact Dr. Esmail at Moorestown Dental Professionals in Moorestown, New Jersey to schedule your consultation and find out if you’re a good candidate for a customized nightguard.