Many of our patients suffer from a condition known as bruxism. Bruxism is the involuntary grinding and clenching of the teeth, and it generally occurs as you sleep. If left untreated, bruxism can lead to headaches, tooth decay, tooth sensitivity, and very worn teeth. To treat bruxism, Dr. Christina Sehy VerSchave provides custom-made night guards.
While each dental appliance we make is based on your individual needs, most night guards work in similar fashion. Made from plastic, the night guard is made from impressions of your smile and worn snugly over the teeth. They are designed to prevent your teeth from touching, thus reducing the damage that occurs as you grind and clench your teeth. A night guard can also relieve the pressure on your facial muscles, preventing headaches and sore muscles. We make sure that each of our night guards is comfortable to wear and easy to sleep in. They are also designed to withstand the force of your teeth biting together.
If you would like to learn more about teeth grinding in Lakewood, Colorado, and how our dentist at Belmar Smiles can provide effective treatments, contact our dental office today to schedule a time to come see us. We hope to hear from you soon!