It’s estimated that close to 25% of adults in United States suffer from the negative effects of grinding & clenching their teeth, known as bruxism. Although stress is thought to be one of the major factors, there can be numerous other reasons why people clench & grind their teeth. Several symptoms associated with bruxism are sensitive teeth, headaches, & achy facial, jaw & neck muscles. bruxism can lead to many complications if not treated in time including loss of tooth structure &/or damage of dental restorations.
At Waltham Family Dental our experienced team can diagnose the signs of bruxism & in most cases fit you with a custom night guard fabricated on-site in a single visit. This mouthpiece is custom fit to your mouth structure & anatomy to lessen the damaging effects of bruxism.
It is estimated that up to 90% of North Americans snore. During sleep, muscles & soft tissues in the throat & mouth relax, shrinking the airway. As more air is required, soft tissues like the soft palate & uvula vibrate causing “noisy breathing” or snoring. Snoring does not only interrupt your sleep pattern, it could contribute to more long-term health concerns such as high blood pressure, damaging of arteries & the increase of a stroke. Snoring can also be a symptom of sleep apnea. Our team can evaluate & advise you whether a small, flexible snore guard device could help you or your loved ones obtain a better, more healthful & restful sleep.
The temporomandibular joint acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your lower jaw to your skull. This flexible joint enables you to open & close your mouth, talk, chew, & yawn. TMJ disorders can cause pain & discomfort in this joint as well as the muscles that control jaw movement. There are different types of disorders & treatments available in which our doctors can advise your for your unique condition, which may vary from self-care methods at home or non-invasive & invasive therapies.
Up to 30% of dental injuries in United States are related to sport activities. A sports guard fabricated by our experienced team in our on-site laboratory is custom fit to protect your smile & help prevent serious injuries.
Our custom designed sports guard absorbs & redistributes the force of your teeth, jaw & muscles.
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