If you tend to grind your teeth at night, then it’s important to determine the underlying cause, treat the problem and protect the smile. If you don’t do these things, your teeth can be in grave danger. In fact, you could suffer worn-down teeth, jaw soreness, broken teeth, headaches, loose teeth and more. Our dentist, Dr. Derek C. Barnes, strongly encourages you to contact Derek C. Barnes, DMD to begin getting a handle on the situation.
Unfortunately, there are many things that could cause the teeth grinding habit. Some of those things include stress, anxiety, sleep disorders, an abnormal bite, missing teeth, crooked teeth, smoking and alcohol use. Our dentist will be happy to meet with you during your appointment, help you determine the underlying cause, provide treatment or give ideas for treatment as well as help you protect your smile.
To protect your smile, he is happy to make a mouthguard/night guard that is perfect for you and your mouth. This mouthguard will fit snugly over your arch of teeth and will keep the opposite teeth from touching it. This can prevent contact as well as tooth damage.
If you’re interested in visiting our office to identify the underlying cause of your teeth grinding, or to talk to our dentist about a mouthguard, please reach out to our dental team by calling 704-849-6700 now. We will be happy to help you treat your teeth grinding in Charlotte, North Carolina, and to help you protect your beautiful and healthy smile. We look forward to hearing from you!