Frequently Asked Questions
How can I tell if I have bruxism?
If you experience any of the following, you may be suffering from bruxism:
- Frequent headaches
- Sensitive teeth
- Jaw pain or soreness
- Worn, flattened, or chipped teeth
- Disrupted sleep patterns
- Earaches without an ear infection
How can bruxism affect my oral health?
Left untreated, bruxism can lead to various dental issues, including:
- Enamel erosion
- Tooth sensitivity
- Cracked or fractured teeth
- Jaw disorders
- Gum recession
What’s the difference between custom night guards and over-the-counter options?
Custom night guards are personalized for your unique bite, offering better comfort and protection compared to generic, over-the-counter options.
How do I care for my custom night guard?
We recommend cleaning your night guard with a soft toothbrush and mild soap and storing it in a ventilated container when you’re not using it.
Can children have bruxism?
Yes, bruxism can affect patients of all ages, including kids. If you suspect your child is grinding their teeth, our Corvallis teeth grinding dentist can help! Call: (541) 754-0144.