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Daytime Consequences of Nighttime Teeth Grinding Elk Grove, CA
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Daytime Consequences of Nighttime Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a common sleeping habit for both kids and adults. While the sound of teeth grinding can certainly disrupt your partner’s quality of sleep, it can also lead to serious threats within your oral health as well. Nocturnal bruxism, which can include grinding or clenching the teeth, requires an amount of force that is simply too much for your teeth, jaw and periodontal ligaments to handle. Therefore, teeth grinding during the night typically does not go unpunished during the day.

If you are not sure if you grind or clench your teeth while you sleep, there are several daytime symptoms that can give you clues, including the following:

  • Excessive teeth wear
  • Hypersensitive teeth (due to worn enamel)
  • Dental fracture/damage
  • Repeated failure of dental work (fillings, crowns, etc)
  • Sore jaw or facial muscles
  • Tight or clicking TMJ (temporomandibular joint)
  • Shifting teeth
  • Lose teeth
  • Tension headache

Teeth Grinding Treatment

How can you stop a habit that you don’t even know you are doing? Fortunately, there is a way to avoid the consequences of nocturnal bruxism. Teeth grinding can be effectively prevented with a custom nightguard from your dentist. At Laguna West Dental, we proudly offer FDA approved nightguards that fit comfortably and securely so that both you and your partner can achieve a good night’s sleep going forward. For more information about treating your nighttime teeth grinding habit, please call our office today.

Posted on behalf of Laguna West Dental Care in Elk Grove

9098 Laguna Main St Ste 8
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: (916) 683-7300

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Suzanne B.

As I was walking to my car after my appointment I thought, I sure am happy I come here. I get warm friendly service and gentle, thorough care throughout my visit. Dr. Chan and his staff are the best.

Jennifer B.

We've been so very happy with Dr. You and his staff since we moved to Sacramento in 1985! We've followed him to the current location in Laguna...he and his staff take such good care of all our dental needs. I have no hesitation in recommending their services!

Stephanie O.

In my 65 years on the planet, and hundreds of hours in former dentists' offices, Dr. You and his staff are by far the best I've ever encountered. My very recent crown replacement was 100 percent pain free! All phases of treatment, from removal of the old crown, mold taking and making, to the permanent placement with my brand new well-matched molar, was seamless. I respect and applaud Laguna West Dental Care for taking such talented care of me.

Janet S.

Since retiring, I drive and hour and a half each way to continue to see Dr. You and his entire staff ... and I hate to drive. No better dentist and hygenists in Sacramento and I have tried others over the years. Thank you for a great experience each and every time Laguna West!

Norman H.

In my 50+ years, I've probably had 7 to 8 dentists and have had my share of bad experiences that made me fearful of going to the dentist. But, after switching to Dr. Chan in 1991, I really couldn't be happier and don't dread dental appointments anymore. Dr. Chan is gentle and exceptionally good at giving shots that I can barely feel. He even calls me in the evening after every procedure to make sure I'm doing okay. The staff is friendly and caring and the facilities are nice. Highly recommended.

Carol D.

We've been patients of Dr. You and Dr. Chan since my son was in kindergarten - now a County employee. Everyone on the staff is great. I had one bad experience with a dentist referred by my insurance co. - I'd NEVER see a dentist again without a personal referral. Consider this mine to you -- Laguna West is an excellent choice!