How to prevent changing your bite

20 Apr 2022

How to prevent changing your bite

Do you grind your teeth at night? A lot of people grind their teeth without even realizing it. It’s not a good habit to have, because it can lead to all sorts of problems like changing your bite and wearing down your teeth.

The best way to stop grinding your teeth is by wearing a night guard while you sleep. How to choose the right one? In general, the custom-made night guards are more comfortable and effective than over-the-counter ones. They are also more effective because they cover all of your teeth while over-the-counter night guards only cover the top or lower teeth.

Your dentist will help you to find the right decision. If you have a mild case of teeth grinding, you may not even need a night guard. You can try these simple home remedies first: to cut down on caffeine, avoid alcohol, chewing gum during the day, start to do stress-relieving activities like yoga or meditation.

If you need a night guard, then you should definitely go for a custom-made one. Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and then use that to make a model of your mouth. From the model, they’ll create a night guard that fits over your teeth perfectly, and it will help protect your teeth from further damage.

If you’re concerned about changes to your bite, the best thing to do is consult with your dentist. Don’t have one? Contact Astoria Dental Town to consult with our experienced dentist Eduard Niyazov. Dr. Niyazov will be able to determine if a nightguard is right for you and which type would be best suited to your needs. Custom-made night guards are often the most effective way to prevent changes to your bite. Talk to our dentist today and see if it’s right for you.