Do you struggle with your nightly rest? Sleep disorders are common and some of the more troublesome of these relate directly to your oral health. Your overnight teeth grinding is a condition known as bruxism and without proper treatment, this disorder can cause significant enamel erosion. Sometimes bruxism can relate to another complaint relating to the connection between your jaw and the side of your head.
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction can cause both discomfort and the malfunction of your jaw. If you notice clicking when you chew, it may be as a result of the improper connection of this joint. Your overnight grinding can exacerbate or contribute to the inflammation of the muscles and ligaments. A helpful oral appliance from Potach & Mitchell Dental Clinic in Austin, MN works to take some of the pressure off your smile at night. Discover how a gentle guard can help keep your enamel full and address your TMJ disorder!
Your Nightly Activity Can Cause Lasting Damage
Bruxism is a common condition in which you grind or clench your teeth overnight. This activity leads to specific enamel erosion where your teeth contact each other. Bruxism can occur during the day, but it is particularly damaging during sleep. You can spend hours wearing your enamel away every night. An oral appliance can help you to protect the future of your enamel. This gentle guard provides a barrier between your teeth overnight.
Speak with a qualified professional about how this approach can help you to avoid lasting damage. If you have existing enamel erosion as a result of your bruxism, speak to us about the possibility of repair. Dental bonding and porcelain veneers are two options accessible to you that can help you look your best.
Rest Deeply With Dental Protection
Your overnight activity can also cause inflammation where your jaw connects to the side of your head. Temporomandibular joint disorder and dysfunction can be painful. It can also pose an unnecessary difficulty in your daily life. The muscles and ligaments of your face need rest just like the rest of your body. Maintaining a consistent placement of your jaw throughout the night can relieve some of the stress. Break the harmful cycle of inflammation and injury that can occur with TMJ disorders.
Feel Better With An Oral Appliance In Austin, MN
Call us at Potach & Mitchell Dental Clinic in Austin, MN at 507-437-6312 to learn more or to schedule an appointment. An oral appliance can help address your sleep disorder needs. Bruxism can cause permanent damage to your natural enamel. Protect your teeth with a soft BPA-free guard that prevents your teeth from harmful collisions. Oral appliances also help relieve some of the stress of the connection between your jaw and your head. We look forward to hearing from you!