Nightguards and Bruxism
If you find yourself constantly grappling with a searing jaw pain, incessant earaches, and some continual headache, especially during the mornings, then you are most likely a victim of an obscure condition: Bruxism. This pain that meets you every morning is the result of the long hours of clenching and grinding your teeth at night. There’s a strong chance that you aren’t even aware of this habit. It’s a problem that must be addressed with diligence.
The problem with Bruxism is that its causes still haven’t been identified. It is believed that stressful situations at work, school, or back home are primary causes for the condition. Having an abnormal bite, or having crooked, missing, or oddly shaped teeth can only make the condition worse. If the routine morning headache, earache, and jaw pain weren’t bad enough, untreated Bruxism is an invitation to other dangerous realities such as chipped, cracked, or broken teeth. If that ensues, you will need more than one dental procedure to get back to normality.
The solution to the condition is a simple nightguard. The nightguard prevents your teeth from grinding and thus reduces the impact grinding has on your long-term well-being. Unfortunately, there’s no standard ‘one size fits all’ nightguard that you can use. Our professionals will measure the dimensions of your mouth and accordingly design a custom-made nightguard as a remedy. The dentist will proceed to fit the nightguard in a manner that ensures your upper jaw and lower jaws, and the set of teeth rooted to them, don’t collide.
All sportspersons, regardless of the level at which they play their sports, are prone to injuries. While most sports-related injuries need you to visit a physiotherapist, there’s one injury for which you need a dentist. They are mouth and teeth injuries.
Sports injuries are complicated and there’s no way of predicting the area or portion of your mouth that will be impacted. Sportsguards offer much-needed protection to your upper teeth, reducing your chances of suffering broken teeth, cut lips, and other possible damage that your mouth might suffer at the hands of a blow or a fall while engaging in immersive sports. These sportsguards can also be custom-made to suit the dimensions of your face, it simply needs you to come down to our clinic to provide your measurements.
Here at Rideau Dental On 4th Street, we firmly believe in the principle of ‘prevention is better than cure’, which is coincidentally also the premise of these mouthguards! As a safeguard against conditions such as Bruxism and possible dangers while suffering an injury while at play, these mouthguards are effective means of prevention. Contact us to know more about the suitability of these mouthguards for your dental condition.