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Night Guards

NIGHT GUARDS
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Occlusal Splints

In some cases, repositioning the jaw is sufficient for reducing stress on the jaw’s joints. To do this, we create a custom-made occlusal splint that is typically worn as you sleep. Throughout the night, the jaw can shift and put stress on your joints, causing you to wake up with jaw, facial, and even neck, shoulder and upper back pain. We will make sure that your splint feels comfortable and fits properly before you leave.

Lancaster Family Cosmetic Dentistry of Salem, OR 97301 Dental Implants Dentist -  Dental Checkup, Cleaning & Examinations, Crowns, Inlays and Onlays, Bridges, Restorations, Veneers & Laminates, Bonding, Fillings, Bridge, Dentures, Partial Dentures, Teeth Whitening, Sinus Lift, Smile Makeover, Tooth Extractions, Kid Friendly Dentist, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Root Canal Therapy, Oral Cancer Screenings, Fluoride Treatments, Sedation, Root Canal Therapy, Frenectomy, Sleep Apnea Treatment, Night Guards
Lancaster Family Cosmetic Dentistry of Salem, OR 97301 Dental Implants Dentist -  Dental Checkup, Cleaning & Examinations, Crowns, Inlays and Onlays, Bridges, Restorations, Veneers & Laminates, Bonding, Fillings, Bridge, Dentures, Partial Dentures, Teeth Whitening, Sinus Lift, Smile Makeover, Tooth Extractions, Kid Friendly Dentist, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Root Canal Therapy, Oral Cancer Screenings, Fluoride Treatments, Sedation, Root Canal Therapy, Frenectomy, Sleep Apnea Treatment, Night Guards
Lancaster Family Cosmetic Dentistry of Salem, OR 97301 Dental Implants Dentist -  Dental Checkup, Cleaning & Examinations, Crowns, Inlays and Onlays, Bridges, Restorations, Veneers & Laminates, Bonding, Fillings, Bridge, Dentures, Partial Dentures, Teeth Whitening, Sinus Lift, Smile Makeover, Tooth Extractions, Kid Friendly Dentist, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Root Canal Therapy, Oral Cancer Screenings, Fluoride Treatments, Sedation, Root Canal Therapy, Frenectomy, Sleep Apnea Treatment, Night Guards
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Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding and clenching, also known as Bruxism, is pretty common and can be painful and destructive to teeth. Luckily, there are plenty of night guards for Bruxism on the market that can help anyone who clenches and grinds their teeth while sleeping.

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About Bruxism: Symptoms, Side Effects, Causes

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Bruxism is fairly common and some may not even be aware of their own grinding. Some Bruxism symptoms you may suffer from are:

  • Teeth grinding

  • Waking up with dull headaches

  • Jaw soreness

  • Facial pain

  • Fatigue from lack of sleep

Occasional teeth grinding may not cause any real concerns, but long-term, consistent Bruxism can lead to broken teeth, loss of tooth enamel, and in severe cases, loss of teeth.

The exact cause is unknown, but it’s believed that stress and anxiety play the biggest role. Other causes may also be alcohol use, cigarettes, caffeine, sleep apnea, snoring, an abnormal bite, and crooked teeth.  Most cases of Bruxism can easily be treated by wearing a night guard for teeth while you sleep.

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