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Nightguards for Teeth Grinding – Orlando, FL

Protection From Clenching
and Grinding

Unfortunately, cavities and gum disease aren't the only threats to your oral health. Nighttime clenching and grinding, also called bruxism, can lead to serious dental problems such as sensitivity, chips and fractures, and jaw pain. Fortunately, a custom-made nightguard will go a long way towards preventing these issues. If you're one of the many people who suffer from bruxism and want to protect your smile from teeth grinding, give us a call today. Dr. Russo can give you custom-made nightguards for teeth grindings in our Oralando, FL dental office in just two appointments that will maintain your oral health for many years to come.

Why Choose John E. Russo, DMD for Nightguards for Teeth Grinding?

How Does Teeth Grinding Affect Your Oral Health?

Woman in need of pain relieving nightguard treatment for teeth grinding

Teeth grinding at night affects millions of Americans, or an estimated 8% of the population. Stress is often a factor, but this condition can also be caused by too much caffeine, bite alignment issues, poor posture, and sleep apnea.

Many people aren't aware that they're clenching and grinding, but since it can affect your oral health in several ways, Dr. Russo looks for the following signs and symptoms at every checkup:

The Benefits of Wearing a Nightguard

Man sharing healthy smile thanks to nightguard treatment

Wearing a custom-made nightguard won't stop you from clenching and grinding, but it will cushion and protect your teeth from damage and reduce the pressure on your TMJ. These lightweight appliances are portable, comfortable, and easy to use and will help you avoid all of the issues mentioned above. And, ultimately, wearing a nightguard each night can help you prevent the need for major dental work.

With that said, it's important to recognize that not all nightguards are created equal, and that over-the-counter options aren't as effective as what we can make for you.

The Importance of Using a Custom-Made Nightguard

Patient placing a clear nightguard

Custom-made nightguards in Orlando are superior to store-bought appliances for multiple reasons:

Unfortunately, it's not always possible to stop yourself from clenching and grinding. But with a custom-made nightguard, you can avoid the serious consequences that go along with it!

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