Do you grind your teeth? Then you probably know that this habit can wear your teeth away and even fracture your smile. Here are some tips that Arden Dental Group can offer you:
First, you can protect your teeth from the effects of teeth grinding is to wear a night guard while sleeping. Dr. Deines, Dr. Huffman, Dr. Clark, and Dr. Younger can make a customized night guard that will fit flawlessly with your bite and provide a cushion between your upper and lower arches.
Say you want to not only protect your teeth from grinding, but reduce or eliminate this habit entirely. There are other things you can do.
Did you know that teeth grinding is often a side-effect of stress? Think about whether this is the case for you. If it is, what can you do to reduce your stress or manage it better? Perhaps you’ll want to start exercising, relaxation techniques stress counseling, treatment from a physical therapist, or relaxation medication. A few other life-changes may be necessary, such as avoiding or eliminating caffeinated drinks or alcohol, and practicing mindfulness in relaxing your jaw.
Do you have any questions, or would you like us to fit you with a customized night guard? You can call Arden Dental Group at your earliest convenience and schedule an appointment with our dentists. Our dental team will be more than happy to help you in Arden, North Carolina. We look forward to your phone call!