Nightguards for Bruxism – Houston, TX

Better Sleep, Better Smiles

Woman laying in bed and touching her face in pain

When you wake up in the morning, does your jaw or head ache? Do your teeth look short and worn down? These are both obvious signs of bruxism, or unconscious teeth grinding and clenching. This is an all-too-common problem with a relatively simple solution—a nightguard. With a nightguard in Houston, you can protect your smile and rest easy for years to come.

Why Choose Terri Alani, DDS for Nightguards for Bruxism?

  • 100% Custom-Made for Each Patient
  • Can Help Stop TMJ Pain & Headaches
  • Accredited for Botox to Treat Grinding & TMJ

The Facts About Teeth Clenching & Grinding

Woman cringing in pain while lying in bed

A person might grind their teeth in their sleep in response to stress, or it might be the result of a misaligned bite. When the teeth and jaw don’t quite line up, this forces the body to constantly try to put them in the right position, leading to excess movement and contact.

Not only can this cause the tooth enamel to wear down and crack, but bruxism has also been shown to cause chronic jaw pain and even headaches. This is because once the facial muscles become tired and strained, that tension can easily spread to other areas, like the nearby head and even the neck.

A Solid Solution for Bruxism

Hand holding a white nightguard for bruxism

Fortunately, a nightguard can put a stop to bruxism literally on the first night. Custom-made to fit a patient’s teeth like an athletic mouthguard, it offers a soft but sturdy barrier between the upper and lower rows. This means that even as a person’s jaw moves throughout the night, the teeth stay safe and whole. Nightguards can also go a long way in preventing associated headaches and jaw pain.