Night Guards & Athletic Mouth Guards in Orlando, FL
When you experience stress, it’s likely that you clench or grind your teeth. This is common and happens to all of us from time to time. But if your teeth grinding is causing headaches upon waking or pain in your jaw and neck, you may be suffering from a condition called bruxism.
Reasons for Teeth Grinding
Teeth grinding can be the result of muscle tension or a problem with the way your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) functions. Your TMJ is the joint that allows your upper and lower jaw to come together.
For some, a misaligned dental bite can lead to teeth grinding. When your bite isn't aligned properly, one side of your mouth absorbs more stress than the other. The body naturally tries to relieve the discomfort by evening out the pressure. The result is teeth grinding that creates constant, unnatural force on the jaw joint, which in turn results in head and neck pain.
A Comfortable Solution for Teeth Grinding
Are these annoying and painful symptoms disrupting your life? If so, we urge you to contact our Orlando dental office. Dr. Michaelson will examine your jaw and inspect the wear patterns on your teeth to determine the root of the problem. He may suggest a personalized night guard to alleviate your symptoms and prevent further damage.
The night guard is made using impressions of your teeth so it fits perfectly. Its purpose is to prevent the upper and lower jaw from coming into contact with each other while you sleep. The night guard minimizes the risk of clenching or grinding, which eliminates chronic discomfort and allows your jaw to relax and return to its normal movement. We also advise a night guard after completing cosmetic dental treatment to protect your beautiful new crowns or veneers.
Protection from Sports Injuries
If you or a member of your family participate in athletic activities, you already understand the potential for injuries, especially to the teeth. It is estimated that nearly 40% of all sports injuries involve the mouth.
We want you to be able to enjoy your favorite activities, so we offer customized athletic mouth guards for your protection.
You may wonder why a customized device is any better than a generic guard purchased over the counter. There are two important differences between our customized guards and those purchased at a sporting goods store. First, our guards are made using dental impressions so they protect all surfaces of your teeth. Second, the material used to create our mouth guards is sturdier and better able to absorb excess force than a generic guard.
Please Contact Our Orlando Office for More Information
Whether you’re dealing with the annoying symptoms of teeth grinding or would like more information about our customized sports guards, please call our Orlando dental office. We’ll work with you to find the solution that fits your needs perfectly.