Are you one of the many individuals who grind their teeth while sleeping? Not only can tooth grinding be frustrating for your significant other, but grinding your teeth can also be incredibly damaging to your smile. To treat the symptoms of nighttime teeth grinding, our dentist may recommend that you use a night guard while sleeping. At OS Dental, we can fit you for a custom night guard in Orange, California. Unlike many store-bought night guards, your custom night guard will be comfortable and effective, allowing you to sleep contentedly while simultaneously protecting your teeth from damage.
Over the years, we have learned that many of our patients don’t realize that they grind or clench their teeth in their sleep. There are many common symptoms associated with the grinding and clenching of teeth at night. Some of those symptoms are:
- Frequent jaw pain
- Pain in the face and ears
- Waking to a tired, tight feeling in the jaw
- Frequent headaches — especially tension headaches and migraines
- Highly worn tooth enamel
- Indentations on the side of the tongue
- Tooth sensitivity
If you or your significant other suspect that you grind your teeth at night, we can help you get relief. Schedule an appointment at OS Dental by calling our office at 714.823.3344. Our skilled, friendly team would be happy to help you have a better night of sleep.