Do you wake up in the morning with a sore jaw, as if you’d been grinding your teeth all night? Maybe you have been! Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a real dental condition and often occurs unconsciously, while you’re asleep.
What causes bruxism can vary, but often it’s a result of stress or a misaligned bite. Left untreated, bruxism can open the door for serious dental trouble, in addition to insomnia, eating disorders, and depression.
But bruxism isn’t something you just have to live with. At Dr. Polansky’s Cherry Hill dental office, patients can find relief from bruxism with a nightguard.
What Is A Nightguard?
A nightguard is an acrylic mouthpiece that fits between your top and bottom teeth and stops them from grinding together. What’s more, your nightguard will be custom-made just for your smile, so that fits comfortably over your smile.
Getting set up with one is easy. Once Dr. Polansky has confirmed that a nightguard is right for you, we’ll take an impression of your smile and send it to our lab. There, your nightguard will carefully crafted by their expert team before being shipped back to our Cherry Hill office for you to try on and take home.
In addition to treating your bruxism with a nightguard, Dr. Polansky can also recommend relaxation techniques to help you manage stress.
Want to learn more about treating bruxism with a custom-made nightguard? Call Dr. Polansky’s Cherry Hill dental office today. We serve patients from Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, and beyond.