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Why Did We Recommend a Nightguard for You?

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We make all of our recommendations for treatment based on the individual needs of our patients. We offer nightguards in our Monroe township dental office to provide a preventive solution to some common problems.

Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

When you have a comprehensive exam in our dental office, we examine the entire mouth. Some telltale signs might indicate that you could benefit from a nightguard.

  • Bite marks on the inside of the mouth
  • Worn teeth that look short
  • Bony growths beneath the tongue
  • Broken and cracked teeth

Prolonged bruxism can lead to a condition called TMJ disorder. TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, and when it works overtime, the joints may begin to malfunction, deteriorate, or become painful. ...

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How Alcohol, Caffeine, Tobacco, and Drug Use Relate to Sleep Bruxism

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Do you wake up feeling tired, experiencing headaches, or even coping with an achy jaw?

You may suffer from a common condition known as sleep bruxism, or clenching and grinding your teeth during sleep. Your jaws exert an enormous amount of pressure, and the act of teeth grinding can seriously damage your oral health.

Millions of Americans suffer from sleep bruxism at different times throughout their lifetimes. For some people, clenching and grinding their teeth can be a lifelong struggle. Nightguards can certainly provide relief and help to protect your teeth from fractures caused by tooth-to-tooth contact.

What if you could help relieve some of your symptoms by adjusting a few lifestyle habits?

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Bruxism and Nightguards

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Many people grind their teeth at night and don’t even realize they are doing it. Prolonged grinding and clenching can cause major damage to your teeth and jaw, so if you believe you may be grinding your teeth while you sleep, you may want to speak with your dentist about a nightguard. At Monroe Dental Arts, we speak to each of our patients about the symptoms of grinding, or bruxism, so we can detect it early before it becomes problematic.

Signs of Bruxism

While there may not be any early signs of clenching and grinding when it comes to your teeth, there are still symptoms to look for. Most often, people will ...

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