How Our Bruxism Appliances Stop Teeth Grinding

May 7, 2024

When you grind your teeth on a nightly basis, this is known as bruxism, and can not only cause pain in your head and jaw, but can damage your smile. Which is why our team wants to help you avoid discomfort and enjoy a healthy and comfortable smile. In today’s blog, your Lake Orion, MI, dentist talks about our bruxism appliances.

The Causes and Warning Signs of Bruxism

What causes us to grind our teeth on a regular basis? For some, this could be due to factors like tooth loss, misalignment, injury to the teeth, issues with the growth of the jaw or eruption of the teeth, wisdom tooth eruption, or even high stress levels or untreated TMJ disorder. When you begin to grind your teeth, your significant other could let you know. Otherwise, watch for signs that occur during waking hours, such as jaw and facial pain, headaches and migraines, toothaches and tooth sensitivity. If one or more of the symptoms occurs regularly let us know!

The Risks of Dental Damage

The pressure from grinding and clenching can wear down outer enamel to make teeth appear short and uneven. They can also crack or chip the teeth too. The injuries may seem minor, but they expose the sensitive inner structure to harmful oral bacteria, which can increase the risk of tooth decay and infection. You experience painful symptoms and over time, can risk the stability of your smile too. Fortunately, our team can repair these injuries and not only that, we can offer an oral appliance to help manage your bruxism.

Treatment with an Oral Appliance

The oral appliance will look and fit like a simple mouthguard, and is worn at night. The device is custom-made based on detailed digital images taken of your smile from multiple angles. These are fitted for your smile and once in place, they reposition the jaw to ease any underlying stress and strain on your smile. The device also puts a barrier between the upper and lower sets of teeth to prevent damage to the teeth, so you can maintain your smile’s health, function, and beauty. The oral appliance is easy to use, simple to clean, and can travel with you as needed. If you have any questions about how our team will diagnose and treat these concerns, then contact our team today to learn more,


Our team wants to help you avoid issues like discomfort and damaged teeth with our custom oral appliances. Find out more about how we treat issues like bruxism by contacting Lake Orion Family Dentistry at (248)693-6213! Don’t let teeth grinding damage your smile, talk to your team about treatment options and repair!

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