General Dentistry

NIGHTGUARDS

Nightguards

Do you clench or grind your teeth, especially when you sleep? Or, perhaps you wake up with unexplained headaches or jaw aches. You may be one of the millions of people who suffer from bruxism. Often, bruxism is the result of your jaw not being able to find a neutral, relaxed position. As you sleep, the muscles around your jaw fatigue and continue moving about in an attempt to find a neutral state – and your teeth pay the price. Years of grinding can wear down and even break teeth. You need a custom nightguard from Dr. Cothern. This appliance, similar in some ways to a sports mouthguard, fits over your teeth to help protect them from the effects of nighttime bruxism.

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