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Dentist Lancaster Night GuardsWhen you wake up, does it feel like you have spent hours chewing on a piece gum? If you wake up on a regular basis with a sore jaw, it might be time to talk to Dr. Roland Markarian, dentist in Lancaster, CA, about a nightguard. The official term of teeth grinding is called bruxism, and it can put a dent in your oral health.
 

Bruxism grinds away at oral health

 
Continuous teeth grinding can result in worn, chipped, cracked or loose teeth. When you wear down your enamel (first layer of tissue), your teeth will be sensitive to pressure and temperature changes. Plus, it’s easier for bacteria to make its way into your tooth and cause tooth decay.
 

Top Triggers of Teeth Grinding

 
Grinding your teeth every once in awhile usually isn’t cause for alarm, but waking up each night with a sore jaw is most likely a sign of something. What is it? There isn’t one definite answer as to why you grind your teeth—many factors play into bruxism.
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Frustration
  • Sleep problems
 
The best nightguard is one your dentist custom makes for you. It is fitted to the size and arrangement of your teeth, so you can rest easy at night. Boil-and-bite guards bought from the store never perfectly fit, so it feels bulky during sleep. To create a custom-made nightguard in Lancaster, Dr. Markarian uses soft material to nicely fit over each tooth, so you don’t wake up with worn teeth and an aching jaw.

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