Grinding your teeth, a condition that is also known as “bruxism,” can cause sore facial muscles, restless sleep and headaches. At its worst, grinding your teeth can cause severe pain and permanently damage your smile. It can also be a symptom of sleep apnea. Bruxism is a common and treatable problem, and the sooner it’s caught, the better off your smile and your health will be. The welcoming team at Westcliffe Family Dental is here to help you by fitting you with a night guard to help you sleep better and keep your smile flawless!
A night guard is a flexible plastic dental appliance that is custom-created to fit over your teeth and protect them while you sleep. It prevents the teeth from wearing down, chipping or cracking, and it protects the muscles in your jaw.
Bruxism can sometimes be a symptom of a larger, underlying problem: sleep apnea. At Westcliffe Family Dental, we screen all of our patients for sleep apnea, a life-threatening condition that causes a sleeping person to stop breathing repeatedly throughout the night. Let our dentist be your provider for excellent sleep apnea treatment. Call us today at 509-627-6888 to discover your options, including customized night guards in Richland, Washington. We’ll help you keep your sleep and your smile at their best!