Avoid the damage caused by grinding your teeth while you sleep
Stop grinding and prevent damage to your teeth
Relax the muscles in your mouth and neck and sleep better
Avoid related muscle fatigue, neck pain, jaw aches, earaches, and headaches
Your teeth have layers that grinding destroys bit by bit. The outside layer is enamel. It is “the hardest substance in the body.” If you grind through this, it's a problem. Under your enamel is dentin. Since dentin is considerably weaker than enamel, grinding wears it away even faster.
There's no way to consciously stop grinding.
Grinding usually takes a sliding motion that wears down many of your teeth at once.
At a certain point, the damage gets serious. You'll need crowns to save your teeth.
Your best defense is a night guard, a custom-molded protector you wear when you sleep.
It's simple, it's inexpensive, and it works.
Book an exam with one of our dentists in Red Deer.
We'll check for abnormal signs of wear and possibly help you on your way to a good night's sleep.
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