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Chronic stress that isn’t resolved by healthy means can have a profound negative impact on the human body. For some individuals, it can cause them to unconsciously grind their teeth while sleeping

Individuals suffering from chronic bruxism, are at increased risk for chips and dental fractures on one or more teeth. In some of these cases, the constant clenching and grinding can weaken or compromise dental work in your mouth, or promote symptoms of TMJ disorder.

One easy method for preventing these problems is to sleep a dental guard in your mouth. This is a soft plastic mouthpiece designed to cushion the biting surfaces of your teeth. It will also allow for a small degree of slip between your upper and lower teeth to reduce the overall tension in your temporomandibular joints.

If you have experimented uncomfortable, you might want to schedule a consultation at Orthodontics, Inc.’s orthodontic clinic. After performing a basic assessment of your mouth Dr. Joseph A. Wilson might be able to fit you into a custom dental guard. This soft plastic mouthpiece can custom fit to match the unique shape of your teeth and mouth for maximum comfort.

If you live in the Farmington, New Mexico, area and you grind your teeth at night on a regular basis, you should call (505) 325-8858 to set up a dental guard consult at Orthodontics, Inc..