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Teeth Grinding – Bruxism Treatment

Nocturnal teeth grinding or clenching your jaw can cause extensive damage to your teeth. It can also be annoying to others who share your sleeping quarters. Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can be curbed when you are awake with conscious effort, but it is difficult to control when you are asleep. Smile Design Studios offers general dentistry treatment for bruxism to protect your smile and oral health.

Your jaw muscles are extremely strong, creating extensive pressure when you clench your teeth together. When coupled with the movement of grinding your jaw back and forth, this can cause damage to your enamel and teeth. Small fractures or cracks can occur, and you can wear down the protective enamel that helps prevent decay and infection. Teeth grinding and clenching can also damage the jaw joint, causing TMJ. To prevent tooth damage from teeth grinding, those with bruxism should wear a protective dental nightguard when they sleep.

Custom Mouthguard for Teeth Grinding

A custom mouthguard is designed to protect your teeth and jaw while you sleep. Our dental team can create a nightguard specifically designed for your mouth shape that is comfortable and fitted properly. This protective device prevents your teeth from touching while you sleep, stopping tooth and jaw damage from bruxism. As an added benefit, dental mouthguards can also help eliminate snoring for some people with obstructive sleep apnea.

If you have been told you grind your teeth at night or you are experiencing tooth damage from bruxism, contact our office in Missouri City to schedule an exam. We can perform a dental exam and recommend the right treatment to protect your teeth and jaw from damage. In most cases, a comfortable dental mouthguard is the best solution and can give you relief from bruxism.

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Ronnie G.

Absolutely amazing staff. Takes the time to make you feel comfortable and at ease. Office is extremely clean and welcoming. Takes care of you as a person and client and not as just a number. Dr. Ellis is truly amazing!

Roderick D.

My experience at Smile Design Studio was a very nice and pleasant one. Everyone is very professional, courteous and approachable. Dr. Ellis is very knowledgeable, caring and makes you feel right at ease. Today was my first visit, but definitely not the last.

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Dr. Ellis and her staff are always very professional and create a pleasant dental experience. My entire family is under the care of Dr. Ellis and we appreciate the attention to detail that she provides so that we have healthy teeth and gums. I highly recommend her practice for your dental needs and a beautiful smile!