Category: Night Guards

Protecting Your Teeth From Wear

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If your teeth begin to wear down over the years, you can quickly lose confidence in your smile. Losing some enamel can result from normal biting and chewing activities, but the effect is generally minimal. Although, for those who are born with soft enamel, or for people who grind their teeth regularly, the loss can… Read more »

When Bruxism Injures Your Teeth

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Consistent grinding and clenching, otherwise known as bruxism, can damage your teeth and leave them at risk for infection and decay. Left untreated, wear and tear can cause alignment problems with your bite and place serious strain on the joint of your jaw. This means that a nightly grinding habit threatens both the appearance of… Read more »

A Treatment For Nightly Teeth Grinding

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What steps can you take to maintain the health of your smile while you sleep? Brushing and flossing your teeth before bed helps fight the buildup of plaque that contributes to tooth decay and gum disease, but what if an unconscious habit threatens your grin? Grinding and clenching your teeth, otherwise known as bruxism, can… Read more »

Helping You Stop Your Teeth Grinding

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If you suspect you are grinding your teeth while you sleep, you may worry about its long-term effects on the look of your smile. Not only does this habit harm your appearance by wearing down the surface of your teeth, but the harm threatens your oral health as well. Although many people occasionally rub or… Read more »

A Reliable Therapy For Teeth Grinding

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When grinding your teeth regularly wears down the surface of your teeth, you can begin to feel less proud about the appearance of your smile. While regular biting and chewing habits can cause some enamel erosion, the effect is usually minimal. But for those that have naturally soft enamel, or those who grind on a… Read more »

Treating Bruxism With Night Guards

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When you grind your teeth on a nightly basis or clench them regularly, this could damage teeth and lead to major complications. For a noninvasive treatment, we could create a custom night guard. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dental practice talks about treating bruxism with night guards.

When Bruxism Causes Morning Jaw Pain

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Your mood when you wake up can be affected by different factors. The amount of sleep you enjoyed, the activities you have planned for the day, and the time you have available to prepare for your day can all influence it. However, if you have issues with nightly teeth grinding and clenching, you can tend… Read more »

Has Dental Wear And Tear Hurt Your Smile?

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As gradually worsening wear and tear affects your teeth, you can feel your confidence in your smile slipping. Enamel erosion can be a consequence of biting and chewing over the years, but the friction from this activity can have a relatively limited effect. However, for those who have softer enamel, and for those who grind… Read more »

Discover Relief From Oral Discomfort

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If you struggle with the appearance and feel of your smile, know that you are not alone. One of the most common sources of lack of self-confidence comes from how we look. Since our mouths are one of the first ways we connect with new people, issues with confidence can stem from dental concerns.  Beyond… Read more »

Sleep Disorders Rooted In Oral Health

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Some of the most common medical concerns affecting sleep have a foundation in the smile. The first of these is bruxism, which is the grinding or gnashing of teeth. This issue can lead to serious damage to a smile starting with the erosion of the enamel. Exposed dental material can develop infection or experience sensitivity…. Read more »