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By Golden Dental
April 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Night Guards  

Bruxism is a condition associated with grinding the teeth at night. Chronic teeth grinding or clenching can lead to several problems and puts night guarda lot of strain on the teeth and jaw. Over time, it can wear down the teeth and even lead to chipping and cracking. Bruxism can also result in regularly waking up with headaches, tooth pain and a sore jaw. If you are experiencing these symptoms, a dentist can help. At Golden Dental, Dr. Roland Markarian, your Lancaster, CA, dentist, can fit you for custom night guards to protect your teeth and jaw against the effects of grinding.

Night Guards

An experienced Lancaster dentist, such as Dr. Markarian, can create custom night guards to perfectly fit your teeth and mouth. A mold is taken of the teeth that is then used to create soft plastic guards. The guards are worn over the top and/or bottom rows of teeth at night. They serve to provide a cushion for the teeth that protects against the effects of clenching and grinding throughout the night. Wearing night guards while sleeping can reduce or eliminate a sore jaw, headaches and tooth pain, as well as help you feel more rested in the morning.

If you regularly wake up with headaches, tooth pain or a sore jaw, you might be clenching or grinding your teeth at night. In addition to the discomfort this can cause, it can also wear down and weaken the teeth over time, as well as strain your jaw. Further, teeth grinding can prevent you from feeling rested in the morning. A dentist in Lancaster, CA, can help by creating custom night guards to protect your teeth . To learn more about night guards and if they are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Markarian by calling Golden Dental at (661) 948-8100.

By Golden Dental
April 15, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Night Guards  

Tooth grinding can not only be an uncomfortable and painful habit. It can also negatively impact the health of your teeth and gums. Teeth grinding, a condition known as bruxism, can wear down the enamel on your teeth and leave your teeth prone to decay.

But there is help for teeth grinding. Your Lancaster, CA dentist may recommend night guards to combat your bruxism and save your Mouth Guardteeth from wear and decay.

What is a Night Guard?

A night guard is a special type of dental appliance that helps to prevent tooth grinding. The guard acts as a protector between your teeth to shield the teeth from the friction of grinding.

There are several types of night guards that offer similar functions. The major differences between night guards are the fit and quality.

  • Stock Guard

These night guards are inexpensive and can be purchased at sporting goods stores. Though they are simple to buy, they may be quite bulky and they cannot be adjusted to fit your specific bite.

  • Boil and Bite Guard

These types of mouth protectors are available for purchase at drug stores and athletic stores. They are also inexpensive, but they can offer a better fit than the stock mouth guards. They are made from a special plastic that softens when boiled. Once soft, the mouth guard is placed in your mouth while you bite down to create an individual fit.

  • Custom Mouth Guard

A custom mouth guard is created by your Lancaster, CA dentist. They are the most expensive type of night guard, but they are custom-designed specifically for your mouth so they fit much more comfortably than either kind purchased from a store.

A mouth guard worn at night can protect your teeth from grinding and clenching. By protecting your teeth, you can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

If you grind your teeth at night, talk to your dentist to find out if a night guard is right for you. Golden Dental of Lancaster, CA offers a full array of dentistry services to meet your individual needs. Schedule an appointment today to protect your teeth from tooth grinding.

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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