If you continuously wake up with jaw pain, earaches or headaches, or if you find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth, you may have a common condition called bruxism.
Stress, sleeping issues, an abnormal bite and crooked or missing teeth may contribute to bruxism, however the causes are not completely known. Because most people don’t know if they even grind their teeth, it is important to have Dr. Kim inspect your teeth for any wear, cracked teeth or damaged restorations.
Nightguards are an easy way to prevent the wear and damage caused by grinding your teeth. There are three basic types of mouth guards: the pre-made nightguard, the “boil-and-bite” nightguard, and a custom-made nightguard from our office. Dr. Kim will discuss with you the best options for your teeth. If you choose a custom-made nightguard, Lifetime Dental can guarantee that it will be tear-resistant, comfortable and well fitted for your mouth, easy to keep clean and does not prevent you from breathing properly.
If you think you may be grinding your teeth at night, contact our office or ask us about nightguards at your next appointment.
Mouth guards are a type of athletic equipment that cover the upper row of your teeth. They are beneficial for the protection of impact to the face as well as the head. In many sports, mouth guards are mandatory pieces of equipment.
At Lifetime Dental in Brantford, we provide custom-fitted mouth guards. A custom-fitted mouth guard that is provided by a dental professional uses an impression of your teeth, and it is often the most comfortable option with the best protection.