Grinding or clenching your teeth unconsciously or while you sleep is a condition known as bruxism. You may not even be aware that you suffer from this problem until you begin to notice damage to your teeth or if your spouse or partner makes you aware of your night grinding. Some of the indicators that you might be dealing with bruxism can include
- Tooth sensitivity
- Worn tooth enamel
- Indentations on the sides of your tongue
- Frequent headaches and pain in your face, jaw or ears
- Damaged or flattened teeth
- Waking up with tightness or fatigue in your jaw
Our dentist, Dr. Brian Han, and our team offer custom night guards that you wear as you sleep. The night guards are made to specifically fit your smile and act as a cushion between your upper and lower teeth. A night guard from Dr. Han will protect your smile from the effects of night grinding.
If you have detected any of the symptoms of bruxism, call Fircrest Family Dental today at 253-341-4814 for an examination to see if you could use a night guard in Fircrest, Washington. Start enjoying a peaceful night’s rest, ensure that your smile stays healthy and attractive, and stop living with the discomfort you have been experiencing.