RL Davison, DDS | Night Guards in Albuquerque

5900 Cubero NE Suite B
Albuquerque, NM 87109

(505) 883-6111

Night Guards
 
RL Davison, DDS in Albuquerque NM

Many people are afflicted with bruxism, or teeth grinding. Some people may do this consciously during the day, but it is a larger problem at night while you are asleep. Grinding your teeth can damage enamel, wear down teeth, cause jaw pain, or irritate your gums. The noise from teeth grinding can also disturb your spouse's sleep if loud enough.

If you grind your teeth you should consider a night guard. The night guard, which is very similar to a mouth guard worn by athletes, provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth while you sleep. All night guards are custom fitted for comfort and to allow for proper breathing. We will take an impression of your teeth and have the night guard created by a dental lab, or many times, here in the office.  Night guards are very durable and can be used for many years.

There are also some things that you can do to try to stop teeth grinding. Stress is one of the major causes of tooth grinding.  Realization of this stress and finding ways to reduce stress will help. You can train your jaw to be free and easy rather than clenched. Refrain from chewing gum or on other objects like pens. You should also avoid alcoholic drinks and drinks with caffeine, as these can increase the likelihood you will grind your teeth. If you suspect you might be grinding your teeth at night set up an appointment with us today.

 
 
 
Albuquerque Dentist | Night Guards. Rick Davison is a Albuquerque Dentist.