Bruxism or TMJ- is a habitual chronic daily precondition in which a person grinds, clench all teeth. Individuals who suffer from bruxism, may unconsciously without their knowledge clench their teeth together during the day, majority also clench or grind them at night mostly while they are sleep (sleep bruxism).
Sleep bruxism is a condition which dental profession recognizes as a sleep-related disorder. People who clench or grind their teeth (Brux) during rest are more likely to have other sleep disorders, such as snoring and partial sudden interruption in sleep which is usually known by slerp apnea.
Among most american population bruxism can be in different stages. vast majority of induviduals suffer from frequent and severe stages serous enough to lead to jaw disorders, headaches, broken worn teeth and other occlusion bite complications.
Adults can have sleep bruxism TMJ or TMD disorder of upper jaw joint and be unaware of it unless clinical conditions and discomfort up on chewing become evident, , it is essential to become familiar with the signs and symptoms of bruxism and receive proper diagnosis and treatment such as night guard from a dental care professional and receive regular dental care.
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WHEN DO YOU NEED A MOUTH GUARD? ANY TIME YOU PARTICIPATE IN SPORTS!
Protect Your Smile
Let’s work together to protect that smile of yours. Just by wearing a mouth guard, you reduce the risk of knocking out teeth or breaking your jaw.
Chances are if you play in organized sports, your coach may already require that you wear a mouth guard. But did you know that even when you’re riding your bike or getting a game together with the kids in your neighborhood that it’s a good idea to wear a mouth guard?
Any time you’re engaged in an activity where your face can come in contact with something hard—say another player, a ball, the pavement, or any hard object—it’s a time that you should be wearing a mouth guard!
Repairing the problems that happen to teeth and jaws is uncomfortable for the patient—and can cost thousands of dollars. Many injuries can be far less severe or even
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prevented altogether by the simple act of wearing a mouth guard!
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Mouth guards are a smart investment in your dental health. Let’s talk about the best mouth guard to use while you are having orthodontic treatment. When your treatment is complete, your dentist or I can help you select the right mouth guard.
Get Into The Mouth Guard Habit!
April is National Facial Protection Month is sponsored by the American Association of Ortho- dontists, the American Association of Oral and Maxillo- facial Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Academy for Sports Dentistry.
Mouth guards are a good idea all year long.