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Relying On An Oral Appliance To Address Nightly Bruxism

Enjoying a good night’s rest can be vital to your health, and important to maintaining your spirits throughout the day. Unfortunately, there are problems that can interfere with your sleep, and create issues for your daily life. A person who suffers from bruxism will unconsciously grind their teeth – this habit can be identified and corrected while you are awake, but you can clench or grind your teeth throughout the night without realizing it. At our Seattle, WA dental office, we are ready to help patients struggling with this issue. We provide custom oral appliances for patients who clench or grind at night. When this is worn, it can keep your teeth apart, so you are not able to do any damage to them, and enjoy truly restful sleep.

Bruxism Can Become A Big Issue For Your Dental Health

If bruxism goes untreated, the problem can become severe. You can put enough pressure on your teeth to seriously damage them, leading to both cosmetic and oral health concerns. Even if your teeth do not show signs of trauma (yet), you can have problems with daily discomfort, particularly pain in your jaw, face, and teeth.

Crafting A Custom Oral Appliance

How can you stop yourself from doing something while you are asleep? You may be unable to make yourself stop grinding or clenching at night, but you can deal with your issues by wearing a custom oral appliance that we provide! This appliance is capable of keeping your teeth slightly apart while you sleep, which can have the effect of keeping them safe from damage. Putting a stop to this problem can help you avoid dental damage and discomfort, and it can prevent problems with jaw stress that causes chronic headaches, and limited bite function.

Have Your Teeth Started To Show The Effects Of Bruxism? We Can Help!

If your dentist observes signs of dental trauma during a routine dental exam, an oral appliance can be recommended. Something we can also discuss is treatment for your smile if there are visible damages. For relatively minor issues, cosmetic dental work can be beneficial. By placing veneers on affected teeth, we can make your smile appear healthy, uniform, and generally more attractive. If you have chips or cracks that might affect your oral health, the placement of dental crowns can be a better solution, as crowns can protect you against further damage to compromised dental enamel. They can also make it easier for you to comfortably bite and chew.

Talk To Ballard Neighborhood Dentist About Receiving An Oral Appliance To Address Bruxism

At Ballard Neighborhood Dentist, our patients who struggle with bruxism can enjoy relief in the form of a custom oral appliance! We are also prepared to help you if you have suffered dental damage because of chronic grinding and clenching. For more information, call our Seattle, WA dental office at 206-789-2555.

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