When you are awake, you can make active decisions that protect your smile from harm. You can choose to cut back on sugary products, spend time brushing and flossing thoroughly, and booking routine dental exams. While you are sleeping, you have decidedly less control over your actions, which can be a real problem if you suffer from bruxism. People who deal with bruxism tend to grind their teeth while they sleep. As time passes, and they continue to clench their jaw at night, this can lead to serious dental damage! Fortunately, our McKinney, TX dental practice can provide you with an appliance that protects your smile while you sleep.
Nighttime Teeth Grinding Can Do Serious Damage To Your Smile
You have the ability to produce significant force when you bite down. Unfortunately, when you grind your teeth, that pressure leads to dental wear and tear. After too much stress from teeth grinding, you can even chip or crack teeth! At this point, you can require restorative dental work to do something about potential oral health concerns created by dental trauma.
Taking On TMJ Dysfunction And Bruxism
The right oral appliance can protect your smile, and improve your ability to rest comfortably at night. Your dentist can supply you with a special night guard that you can insert before bed. Its presence will stop you from grinding your teeth, so you are no longer worried about damage from bruxism. We can also provide an appliance for TMJ dysfunction, which is often related to a teeth grinding concern. TMJ dysfunction can also be responsible for painful or difficult jaw movement, headaches, and other pains.
Repairing Damaged Teeth, And Restoring Your Smile
How serious is the dental damage that bruxism can cause? Your teeth can be chipped or cracked to the point that they need dental crowns in order to remain in place. You can count on our practice to supply you with lifelike restorations that do an effective job defending vulnerable teeth. We can also work on correcting visual problems cause by less significant wear and tear. Cosmetic dental work can cover up problems with visible trauma, and improve your appearance if you have misshapen teeth.
Talk To Illume Dental About Addressing Your Teeth Grinding Issue
Are you concerned that you might be dealing with bruxism? Are you frequently waking up with sore or sensitive teeth, and afraid you might wind up experiencing serious dental trauma? At Illume Dental, we can provide you with great care in order to fully restore your smile, and stop you from experiencing further harm. We also provide quality ongoing care, so we can help you maintain your healthy, lovely smile! For more information about the services that we provide, you can reach Illume Dental in McKinney, TX by calling (469) 301-1255.