What Can I Do About Teeth Grinding In My Sleep?

confused woman shruggingIdeally, you will start each morning feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day. Unfortunately, many people do not enjoy this kind of start to their day. If you frequently wake up to unpleasant feelings of pain and sensitivity in your teeth and jaw, it could be due to issues with teeth grinding while you sleep. Habitual teeth grinding, or bruxism, can have serious consequences, as it canĀ  cause enamel wear and tear as well as chipped and cracked teeth! If you suspect that bruxism is becoming an issue for you, our Houston, TX sleep clinic can help. A custom oral guard will allow you to rest through the night without worrying about any harm you are unconsciously causing to your smile.

Nightly Teeth Grinding And Clenching Can Do Serious Harm To Your Smile

If you let your problems with bruxism go untreated, you can face serious risks that grow more likely to affect you over time. They include problems with general wear and tear that can age the appearance of your smile, chips and cracks in enamel that affect your appearance and health, and worsening problems with jaw movement and alignment. The question you may have is what you can actually do about this habit when it keeps happening while you sleep. You may not be able to stop yourself from grinding and clenching at night like you can when you are awake, but protection from a custom guard will help you defend your smile.

Your Sleep Specialist Can Provide A Custom Guard To Protect You Against Bruxism

Our clinic can evaluate you to confirm that bruxism is a problem for you during the night, and we can provide a custom guard to help you stop it from doing any further harm to your enamel. A guard made specifically for you can feel more comfortable than a generic alternative. It can also be easier to keep in position, so you will not have to worry about the appliance slipping out of place and leaving you without protection.

We Can Also Help Those Who Struggle With Sleep Apnea

People who grind their teeth while they sleep can keep their partner awake with the sounds of that grinding and clenching. Another noisy and potentially serious issue is snoring. If you regularly snore or sound as though you are struggling to breathe, you may need treatment for sleep apnea. Like with bruxism treatment, sleep apnea relief can come in the form of a custom oral guard. We can provide a custom appliance to keep your jaw positioned properly to prevent airway obstructions that disrupt your breathing and force you awake.

Talk To Your Houston, TX Sleep Specialist About Your Nighttime Teeth Grinding

Through treatment for nighttime teeth grinding, we can protect your smile against potentially serious harm! To find out more about our treatment for this, please contact Houston SleepWell in Houston, TX at (713)796-9600.