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Why Are You Clenching Your Jaw While You Sleep?

Your difficulties with nighttime teeth grinding can be frustrating, as your problem can lead to chronic pain, and serious dental damage. They can also be confusing – why are you having this problem in the first place, and what can you do to address it? At our Seattle, WA dental practice, we are prepared to offer custom appliances that will keep your teeth safe during the night, so that you stop feeling the negative effects of bruxism, or nightly teeth grinding. If the problem is related to difficulties with biting and chewing caused by other oral health problems, we can talk to you about the appropriate restorative dental work to handle this matter.

Ignoring Bruxism Can Have Real Consequences

Bruxism can occur because a person is stressed, because their teeth are poorly aligned, or because of problems with their jaw joints or muscles. Dealing with the matter promptly will be important, because the long-term effects of grinding your teeth can become serious. The stress placed on your teeth can lead to dental damage that negatively affects your smile, and the pressure from clenching your jaw can eventually lead to chips and cracks.

Using A Custom Appliance To Keep Your Teeth Safe

At our practice, we can develop a custom appliance that allows you to sleep through the night without having to deal with painful teeth grinding. When worn, your teeth will stay apart, so no clenching occurs. As a result, you are no longer putting continued pressure on teeth, and you no longer face a risk for dental damage. This also protects you by reducing the pressure on your jaw joints, which can reduce chronic discomfort over time.

Schedule Treatment To Restore Teeth Damaged By Bruxism

Did you know that dental damage from your nightly teeth grinding can do enough harm to require the placement of a dental crown? This may seem surprising, but keep in mind that persistent grinding wears down teeth, speeds up the effects of wear and tear, and generally makes you vulnerable to harm. If that harm has already occurred, we can work with you on treatment. If the problem is addressed before dental crowns are required, we can talk to you about using cosmetic dental work to improve your smile!

Talk To Ballard Neighborhood Dentist About Your Habit Of Clenching Your Jaw While Sleeping

At Ballard Neighborhood Dentist, we can help protect your jaw, and your teeth, from the effects of bruxism! We offer custom, dependable dental guards that can keep you safe from teeth grinding while you sleep, so you are less likely to be affected by problems with your jaw joints, or dental damages. We are also ready to help restore your smile if you have experience dental damage. For more information, please call Ballard Neighborhood Dentist in Seattle, WA at 206-789-2555.

Cosmetic, Restorative, and General Dentistry

It is our goal to provide comprehensive dental care for your whole family. Our wide range of services means that you can see us for all of your needs — without having to visit multiple practices to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.