Dental NightGuards in Granite Bay, CA
How To Prevent Bruxism
There are several ways to alleviate the effects of bruxism. One of the most common, which your dentist may recommend, is a night guard. This is an appliance typically worn while sleeping through the night, which is available from Dr. Mahal
They are higher quality and superior fit, as they are made in a special laboratory from an impression of your mouth carefully taken by a dental professional.
How Do NightGuards Work?
Additional Treatment Options
Teeth that are out of alignment--what dentists call malocclusion--can contribute to teeth grinding. This can be remedied by corrective measures such as braces.
One of the main causes of bruxism is anxiety, so your dentist might advise you to utilize one or more at-home methods of relaxation, like meditation, or in some cases professional counseling, to get you to relax and stop clenching your jaw.
Your dentist might recommend avoiding stimulants, such as caffeine, to reduce teeth grinding. Certain medications, such as antidepressants, might also contribute to the issue, so make sure you tell your dentist about any medications you are taking so he can suggest an alternative if one is warranted.