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.

My wife had been going to Chesheim Dental Associates for years and was always urging me to go. When my dentist retired, I decided it was time to try them and none too soon! I broke my tooth and was in need of an immediate repair. Dr. Rothwell expertly repaired my tooth with excellent results. Because I had not seen a dentist in years, many of my previous repairs were failing and I was increasingly aware of my less than good looking smile. With dental problems looming in the future and feeling self conscious about my smile, Dr. Rothwell and I came up with a customized treatment plan. I’m so glad that moved forward with my plan. I cannot say enough about the exceptional care and experience I received. I should have listened to my wife years ago!

- Hugh