Bruxism is the clenching or grinding of the teeth which often occurs while a person is sleeping. When you brux, the force of your teeth is many times greater than during maturing. These forces can cause flattened or worn down teeth, teeth chipped at the gum line, fractured teeth, loose teeth and damage to the jawbone or jaw joints.

You may also notice some of the symptoms of bruxism, such as a sore tire jaw, difficulty in opening and closing, sensitive teeth, ear aches, headaches or pain in your jaw joints, or you may notice no symptoms at all.

Though all of the causes of Bruxism are not known, stress is often a factor. If this is the case, a variety of stress reduction techniques may be recommended. We may also recommend medication to temporarily reduce stress and relieve pain.

Sometimes missing teeth, worn teeth or teeth that are out of alignment may cause grinding and clenching. In this case, bridges, crowns, equilibration, orthodontics or other dental treatments can restore your bite and eliminate grinding and clenching.

A common and effective treatment for stopping the damage caused by bruxism is the use of a night guard. This is a plastic device that fits over your top or bottom teeth and absorbs the force is caused by grinding. Meyarn Dental Night Guard is made of food-grade material, and is safe, soft and comfortable. It’s designed according to oral anatomy, meets different needs of dental arch shapes. You can wear it directly without shaping. The night guard can improve and correct the habit of teeth grinding. In the early stage of wearing, teeth, periodontal tissues, muscles, and jaw joints need a process of mutual adjustment and adaptation. Therefore, there will be discomfort at the beginning, and it will gradually disappear later.

No matter what is causing you bruxism, it’s important to treat it early on to prevent damage and restore harmony to your mouth.

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