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Why Choose Shwarts Family Dentistry in Richardson for Bruxism?

  • We customize your treatment based on your needs
  • We believe in patient comfort and satisfaction
  • Our team has years of experience treating teeth grinding and clenching

Signs and Symptoms of Bruxism

A young woman holding her hands to her temples and cringing in pain from a headache

Some of the most common signs and symptoms associated with bruxism include:

  • Headaches
  • Jaw pain
  • Worn teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • TMD

Teeth grinding, although more prominent at night, can also occur throughout the day, especially if brought on by increased stress.

If you are beginning to notice that these symptoms are developing, in addition to professional treatment, look for ways in which you can de-stress and relax, as this will not only benefit your oral health but also your body and mind.

What is a Nightguard?

An image of a customized mouthguard used to prevent teeth grinding and clenching

A nightguard is a custom-made oral appliance that our team will provide you with after providing a formal diagnosis. This form of bruxism treatment in Richardson will benefit your smile in many ways, most commonly in preventing your teeth from grinding against each other and alleviating unnecessary pressure on your facial (jaw) joints. Because this condition is often associated with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), wearing an oral device will help to curb any additional symptoms that can lead to TMD.

Not only will you begin to experience a more restful night’s sleep, but your oral health will begin to improve, and you’ll feel less and less pain as time passes.

Benefits of a Custom Nightguard vs. a One-Size-Fits-All Solution

A young man standing outside and holding a custom-made nightguard

You might be wondering why it’s better to have a professional like Dr. Shwarts make a customized nightguard for you. After all, you can just go to the store and buy a one-size-fits-all mouthguard, right? Yes, you can, but you will be less likely to experience long-lasting results. Mouthguards that you can purchase at your local drug store may keep your teeth from coming into contact with each other but if it doesn’t fit right, you’ll be much less likely to wear it as you should, resulting in no change your current situation.

When taking impressions of your smile, these customized nightguards are created in a way to ensure they fit comfortably and correctly. There is a plan to these impressions, which Dr. Shwarts will use to ensure your teeth and jaw are positively impacted so that you can enjoy a greater quality of life.