Many Santa Clarita residents have a problem with teeth grinding in their sleep which is also called “Bruxism.” Usually Bruxism occurs in the early part of the night and may disturb sleeping partners. Bruxism can be mild or severe, occasional or frequent. People suffering from this problem usually wake up with a headache, earache, or toothache. Bruxism not only causes discomfort, but it can damage dental restoration as well as healthy teeth. In the worst case, it can be a reason for the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. TMJ connects the lower jaw to the bone at the side of the head. A night guard is an effective treatment for Bruxism as it can prevent you from damaging your teeth and other causing other dental disorders.
Call our dental office in Santa Clarita to learn about your options for night guards at (661) 290-2825!