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Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can be detrimental to your smile. While the cause of bruxism is not always known, the effects can be seen on the teeth. Jaw clenching and teeth grinding wear away tooth enamel and cause fractures to teeth. At Smile Structure Dentistry & Braces, we offer teeth grinding (bruxism) treatment to protect teeth from damage at our clinics in San Antonio.

The jaw is a powerful mechanism. The jaw muscles can exert extreme pressure for chewing tough foods. When the jaw is clenched or grinding during bruxism episodes, that extreme pressure is put directly on the teeth. The damage to teeth and jaw joints can be painful and expensive. Bruxism is at its worst during the night when it cannot be consciously controlled. Wearing a dental nightguard is the recommended teeth grinding treatment to stop tooth or jaw joint damage.

Customized Dental Nightguards

Protective dental gear can stop teeth grinding and jaw clenching damage. Our dentists can find the right dental appliance to relieve pressure on the teeth and jaw joint from bruxism. We utilize advanced methods to design a customized dental nightguard to relieve pressure on the teeth and jaw during the night. These specialized mouthguards are designed to be comfortable and are customized to fit the patient’s teeth and mouth. Not only can dental nightguards protect teeth and jaw joints from bruxism damage, but they can also help those who suffer from snoring or obstructive sleep apnea.

Do you wake up with a sore jaw from bruxism or teeth grinding? Protect your teeth from damage with teeth grinding (bruxism) treatment from Smile Structure Dentistry & Braces. We can create a customized dental nightguard to protect your teeth at our clinics in San Antonio. Contact our dental practice today to schedule a consultation for bruxism treatment.