Guard Against Grinding Your Teeth
Many people don’t realize they grind or clench their teeth. Teeth grinding often happens during sleep and can be caused by sleep disorders, an abnormal bite, stress or teeth that are missing or crooked. Teeth grinding can lead to fractures and additional dental care. A mouth guard from Lanphier Family Dental will help protect your teeth during sleep so that grinding doesn’t cause fractures and chipped teeth.
TMJ Disorder Relief
The TMJ or Temporo-mandibular Joint is the joint that connects the lower and upper jaw. It is one of the most complex joints in the entire body because it is capable of forward and backward movement, rotations, and side-to-side movements. TMJ disorder often refers to complications and problems with this joint.
A variety of symptoms may be linked to TMJ disorders. Pain, particularly in the chewing muscles and/or jaw joint, is the most common symptom. Other likely symptoms include:
- Radiating pain in the face, jaw, or neck
- Jaw muscle stiffness
- Limited movement or locking of the jaw
- Painful clicking, popping or grating in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth
- A change in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together
If you have TMJ disorder, Lanphier Family Dental can help you find relief with a properly fitted night guard, bite guard or bite adjustment.
Snoring occurs because the soft tissues in the back of the throat press against other throat parts causing the snore sound. We offer an anti-snoring mouth guard or night guard that brings the jaw forward, which widens the back of the airway and can stop snoring and allow you to sleep.
To learn more about TMJ disorder relief, teeth grinding, dental night guards and snore guards, please call Lanphier Family Dental at: (415) 454-8640.