Erdenheim Teeth Grinding

With a Nightguard

Do you wake up in the morning with a headache or sore jaw? You probably grind your teeth at night. It’s a fairly common occurrence.

We each go through different stages of sleep every night. In one of those stages, everyone clenches or grinds their teeth for as little as 15 seconds. Or for as long as 15 minutes.

But what’s really damaging is that the grinding and clenching force during sleep is 50% greater than it is when you’re awake. It can have a serious impact on your oral health.

If you grind your teeth at night, if your teeth are visibly worn down, or if you suffer from headaches or jaw pain, you may benefit from a protective nightguard.

Your dentist will fit you with a nightguard appliance custom-made for you. The nightguard will reduce the damage to your teeth from grinding or clenching during sleep, and reduce any grinding-related symptoms.

I’ve been coming to Chesheim Dental Associates since the mid-80’s. A friend of mine who was very pleased with their experience and results recommended them to me. Originally I came to see Dr. Rothwell because I had broken my front tooth and needed immediate care. After my initial problem was addressed, Dr. Rothwell and I discussed a treatment plan that would keep my teeth and gums healthy for life. The care I received was exceptional and I receive compliments on my smile all the time!

- Peggy