Discover All That a Mouthguard Can Do for You
Bruxism is a term where we describe that people grind their teeth or clench their teeth. The effects are very similar. What they’re doing is really destroying the enamel layer of the outer covering of your tooth. And once it’s gone, it’s gone. So, many people, they grind or brux when they’re asleep. They’re unaware of it. Like any other bad habit, unless you’re aware of it, you can’t control it. At night when you’re asleep, there’s no way that you can control it. So, if we make you a mouthguard that’s comfortable, then you’ll be able to protect your teeth at night. If you don’t do that, it just gets worse and worse and worse. I’ve seen people crack teeth in half. I’ve seen people grind them down to the gum level. Even those individuals did not know that that’s what was causing the problem.
I know of probably 10 different ways to make a mouthguard and 10 different kinds of mouthguards depending on what the situation is. So, if it’s simply just from grinding, there is a mouthguard that will just go over your front teeth. It’s very comfortable, easy to wear. Most people find that after one or two weeks, it’s something that they can wear very easily. There are different types of mouthguards that we can make, though, and find the one that works the best for you.