Are you treating your teeth right? Brushing and flossing daily and having routine dental cleanings and exams? What about protecting your teeth while you sleep? You might unconsciously be clenching and grinding your teeth during the night, whether from stress or other cause. This is called bruxism, and chronic bruxism can seriously damage your pearly whites.

You might be habitually bruxing if you wake up with a tender or stiff jaw and even a headache. If it goes on long enough without treatment, your tooth enamel will wear down, fracture or chip. Thankfully, Dr. Paresh B. Patel offers our patients with bruxism night guards in Frisco, Texas. This simple oral appliance will protect your teeth and jaw so you can sleep with confidence.

Wearing a nightguard is easy, this mouth guard is worn over your teeth and buffers any grinding or clenching you might be doing unconsciously through the night. You may not even notice that you are doing it, but, the effects will still be there and can often be seen when you do have a cleaning and exam.

What to look for to see if you do brux in your sleep:

-Always feeling some kind of jaw, face or ear pain
-Waking up tired and with your jaw feeling tight
-Regularly getting tension headaches and migraines
-Worn tooth enamel
-Flattening of your teeth
-Receding tooth enamel so that you can see the dentin layer below
-Having dents along the side of your tongue
-Experiencing tooth sensitivity

If you habitually brux, your smile will thank you if you wear a night guard when you sleep. Our custom night guards are designed to comfortably fit over your teeth so you can sleep without worry. We encourage you to reach out to our Family Dentistry of Frisco team to learn more about wearing a night guard or to schedule a consultation so that we can examine your teeth. Teeth grinding is no joke! Call (469) 362-3150 today!

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