Longwood Dental Group in Brookline, MA Fits Custom Night Guards & Mouth Guards
Teeth Grinding At Night Can Cause Severe Damage
MOST PEOPLE CLENCH or grind their teeth from time to time. However, if you’re doing so frequently – especially while you’re sleeping – you may be damaging your teeth.
Bruxism is the technical term for habitual teeth grinding and jaw clenching. For some people, clenching and grinding are natural responses to stress and frustration. Teeth grinding, however, usually occurs during sleep, meaning that people are often unaware of the problem. Flatter tips of the teeth and a sore jaw are common signs of bruxism.
Stress Can Worsen Symptoms Of TMD
TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, affects the jaw joint and associated muscles used in moving the jaw and neck. Similar to bruxism, stress is thought to be a contributing factor in TMD, causing jaw clenching, joint pain, headaches and even popping and clicking of the jaw.
Your Immune System Is Weakened During Times Of Stress
Stress can actually compromise your immune system, increasing your risk of oral infections. Some people experience dry mouth, putting them at a higher risk of developing cavities. Others contract canker sores when stressed. Stress can even increase your chances of experiencing gum disease.
Over 25% of adults suffer from the negative effects of bruxism, grinding and clenching their teeth. At Longwood Dental Group our experienced hygiene team can diagnose the signs of bruxism and fit you with a custom night guard.
When A Mouthguard Is Super Comfortable, It’s More Likely To Be Worn
We know that a lot of people avoid wearing mouthguards because they’re uncomfortable. They get in the way of speech, and sometimes hamper breathing. They can also put stress on one’s jaw if it doesn’t fit right.
Custom Night Guards Are Different
- Custom-fit mouth-guards are more comfortable than stock mouth-guards—even the boil-and-bite ones.
- They’re less bulky, which makes talking, breathing, and swallowing easier.
- Because of the quality of the materials used, they last longer.
- You’ll enjoy added protection against cut lips, a cut tongue, and concussions.
Your comfort is our priority!
The Longwood Dental Group hygiene staff is committed to offering personalized and compassionate dental care to every patient. They pride themselves in offering not only superior dental expertise but a standard of impeccable service that sets us apart.
We welcome you to experience the difference at Longwood Dental Group. Early morning and evening appointments are offered for your convenience.