What Is The Cure To Bruxism?
At this time, there is no cure for nighttime teeth grinding, and treatments focus on reducing the possibility of it occurring or reducing the damage that can occur. Removing some of the potential causes can help reduce symptoms, but they most effective treatment is a custom fit night guard. Made from a high grade plastic or another soft but sturdy material, a night guard is worn during sleep and prevents the upper and lower teeth from rubbing against each other. While not preventing the clenching and grinding of the jaws, a night guard can prevent damage to the teeth and existing dental work, and can reduce the symptoms such as jaw pain, tooth sensitivity, and headaches. While one-size-fits-all-night guards are frequently available at your local pharmacy, comfort, durability, and fit are very important factors to ensure you don’t cause even more damage to your mouth. Be sure to speak to your Peoria dentist about a custom night guard.