by Viviane Trinh, DDS
TMJ Specialist in NYC
TMJ Treatment by Viviane Trinh, DDS
Teeth grinding and clenching while sleeping is a common issue among adults who suffer from anxiety and/or general stress. From this grinding, serious conditions can arise such as TMJ and severe migraines. Treatments in NYC for teeth clenching consist of nighttime mouth guards that prevent a person from grinding and clenching in their sleep.
What are the benefits of night guards?
Benefits of Night Guards
Reduce stress and anxiety
Avoid troublesome and debilitating migraines
Stop grinding and clenching while your body rests
Prevents wearing down the teeth enamel
Prevents cracked teeth
Why do night-time dental diorders occur?
As mentioned earlier, the main causes for grinding and clenching jaws during sleeping are anxiety and stress. Other causes include suppressed anger, crooked or missing teeth and a misaligned bite. People who suffer from Huntington as well as Parkinson’s diseases also experience nighttime grinding and clenching. Children might also suffer from this problem as they develop teeth but that usually goes away as they grow older.
How do night guards work?
Using a dental night guard is not a hassle at all. All you need to do is to slide the night guard into your mouth before you go to bed. Their functionality is pretty simple. These guards are made of combination of soft and hard material to ensure they do not pose any inconveniences and they make sure that your upper and lower rows do not make contact. The effects of using these dental guards are instant. Since you do not grind and clench your jaw, you will not wake up in the morning with a disturbing headache or sore neck and shoulders.
Dr. Trinh makes HTI type night guards. Originally developed to prevent migraine pain, they have proven to be a superior alternative to full coverage bite guards. They are smaller, as they only cover the front teeth, completed in just one appointment, more comfortable and more effective.
As you can understand, it is very simple to cure your migraines and similar headaches caused by teeth grinding and jaw clenching with the help of dental night guards. We can also help you with any of your oral problems and dental healthcare.
How can I learn more about dental night guards?
For more information about night guards and TMJ treatment in NYC, please call our cosmetic dentist office at 212-505-0295 or schedule an appointment online. Dr. Viviane Trinh and our friendly office staff invite any and all questions.
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