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Nightguards Protect Tired Teeth in Wayland, MA

Stress is a common part of many adults’ days, and the feeling can express itself differently from person to person. Teeth grinding (also known as bruxism) is one of these reactions, tending to occur at night when the patient is sleeping and blissfully unaware that anything’s wrong. When bruxism is left untreated for too long, the constant motion of the teeth can lead to a wide variety of potentially severe consequences, from sore muscles and tissue to constant headaches to dental damage. TMJ disorder may even develop as a result. At Wayland Dental, we want to help you combat bruxism with a customized nightguard. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael Putt here in Wayland, MA, or if you have any questions for our team.

Many patients wonder how it’s even possible to stop a bad habit that they’re indulging in unconsciously. The answer is simple – if any of the following symptoms seem familiar to you (or if it’s simply been a while since your last check-up), schedule an appointment at our practice. An evaluation will reveal the damage that’s occurred because of bruxism, and if positively diagnosed, Dr. Putt will work with you to determine the best solution. In most cases, a nightguard can provide the relief you need. This oral appliance is worn at night, establishing a hard plastic barrier that minimizes grinding and protects teeth and muscles from damage while you sleep. If a nightguard isn’t fully effective, facial relaxation techniques, the use of cold and hot compresses, and eating softer foods may also help.