Also known as bruxism, teeth grinding is a habit that occurs at night while most patients sleep. Sometimes bruxism is brought on by issues with stress or anxiety, and have a serious negative impact on your teeth and temporomandibular joints (TMJ). The side effects of bruxism include cracked or chipped teeth or restorations as well as worn tooth enamel. At Made Ya Smile in Cypress, TX, we recognize the symptoms of grinding your teeth, such as pain in the jaw, frequent headaches, or clicking in the jaw. Because this is responsible for so much damage in the mouth, this issue should be addressed to prevent any further damage and keep your smile looking great.
To reduce the effects of teeth grinding on your teeth and jaw joints, the practitioners at Made Ya Smile make custom night guards that are worn while sleeping to keep the teeth in their proper position. If you or a member of your family is showing signs of teeth grinding, contact a member of our team for a night guard consultation at our Cypress office.
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Best Candidates for Bruxism
While the cause of bruxism remains unknown, there is a range of factors that are known to contribute to this activity, including gum chewing, stress, and sleep disorders. When it becomes a prolonged habit, this can result in symptoms such as chipped teeth, worn or uneven edges in your teeth, and damaged or loose fillings. Patients in Cypress, TX may also experience swelling in the face or jaw, tooth pain, earaches, headaches, tenderness in the jaw, or may find it difficult to open and close their jaw. A professional evaluation from the practitioners at Made Ya Smile can help you understand how bruxism is affecting your teeth and what you can do to prevent further damage. Our team may also suggest using a custom appliance such as a night guard to wear while you are sleeping.
What to Expect with Bruxism
The general dentists at Made Ya Smile are committed to custom solutions for your issues with bruxism and teeth grinding. We use the latest state-of-the-art technologies for our patients, including night guards that fit comfortably on top of your smile while you sleep. During your appointment, our staff will take impressions of your teeth, which is then sent to a dental lab. We collaborate with a special lab that knows how to fabricate high-quality night guard appliances with superior materials. When your night guard arrives at our office, we will schedule an appointment with you to ensure the perfect fit.
It's important to remember to wear the night guard as recommended by our general dentists to protect your teeth and jaw joints. Even if your symptoms appear minimal, you should wear your mouth guard every night to minimize the amount of damage to your teeth and maintain proper alignment. At Made Ya Smile in Cypress, TX, our experienced staff will provide you with instructions on how to take care of your teeth and night guard, including how to clean and store it during the day. With routine oral care at home such as brushing and flossing, as well as visits to the clinic at Made Ya Smile, you can help keep your smile healthy once the bruxism has been treated. Our practitioners suggest that you bring your night guard with you to your scheduled dental exams so we can assess the proper fit and make any adjustments as necessary.
Bruxism Insurance Coverage
If you have dental health insurance, your costs may be partially or fully covered depending on the treatment you need. Before our dental team takes impressions of your teeth, we will contact your insurance provider to fully understand your coverage and out-of-pocket costs to review them with you. If you do not have insurance, our friendly staff at Made Ya Smile provides several payment options as well as CareCredit® for low-interest medical financing for our valued patients in Cypress, TX.
Custom Night Guards
Patients shouldn't have to suffer from dental discomfort, headaches, TMJ issues, or damage to their teeth. At Made Ya Smile in Cypress, TX, we combat bruxism with a custom night guard created by a skilled team of experienced practitioners. We hope to provide you and your family with solutions to restore your smile and ultimately protect your oral health. Get the treatment you need for a better quality of life by contacting one of our staff members today. Make an appointment with Made Ya Smile for your dental assessment and protective night guard.