Thursday, September 15, 2016

How to Stop Clenching and Grinding

Do you find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth during the day? Or maybe you wake up in the morning with a headache and a sore jaw? Worry no more, here at Glacier Dental we have a few options to help you relax your jaw and take it easy on your teeth! Our first option for you is our night guard, which is best suited for those who are clenching and grinding while they sleep. This device takes the pressure off your teeth and jaw by slightly opening your bite while you sleep. Our second option for you is Botox! Botox is administered into your jaw muscles to help them relax, thus making your bite much more gentle on your teeth. Botox is a great option for patients who grind both morning and night, as it works 24/7. However, those who opt for Botox should return every 3 months for another treatment to keep your jaw muscles relaxed. Both a night guard and Botox are great solutions for your clenching and grinding. If either sounds like something you may be interested in, please call our office at (920) 235-3251, we would be more than happy to assist you in putting an end to the painful clenching and grinding!

Botox, not just for Cosmetics!

As you can see in this photograph, a night guard is low profile, and takes the pressure off your back teeth while you sleep!

What a night guard looks like up close!

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