Patients Wearing Bite Guards
Some of our best Dentistry has been delivered to patients who appreciate our services.
Crowns and bridges are very durable procedures that are delivered with frequency.
They are procedures that have proven to withstand many harmful biting patterns of dental patients.
Patients wearing bite guards protect their dental investments, thus adding additional time the desired treatment will last.
Some reasons for not wearing the bite Guard range from it feeling cumbersome and too bulky.
Or the additional cost of the bite Guard is not affordable at the time treatment is completed.
It becomes very frustrating for patients who grind their teeth at night.
Bruxism Damages Teeth
Night grinding called bruxism, damages teeth.
Bruxism and the clenching of teeth in a stressful manner, damage teeth, crowns and bridges placed to restore their function.
Think of the jaws and teeth as a class 1 lever system which applies tremendous force to teeth.
A class 1 lever can be viewed as the simple nutcracker.
It applies tremendous force to break open the shell of a pecan for example.
Molars in the mouth are designed for heavy grinding of food starting the digestive process.
Loads from bruxism and clenching place additional pressure in the class 1 lever system.
The pressure placed upon the teeth is greatly reduced when a semi-hard substance is placed
between the teeth in the form of a bite Guard.
It is softer than your teeth and reduces harmful forces that fracture them.
Wearing the Bite Guard
Patients wearing bite guards greatly reduce chance of fracture.
They can be made with the patient’s comfort in mind.
Wear the guard at night or during stressful episodes of life.
All removable appliances should be sanitized when not worn to kill the accumulation of bacteria.
Bacteria causes mouth odor and dental caries.
Patients wearing bite guards improve their oral health and reduce harmful forces.
From the Diary of my Enlightenment,
A.L. Clark, D.D.S. http://www.dentist4you.biz
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