Dental Tips Blog

Apr
29

The Best Dental Insurance for Clenching and Grinding

It’s time to start thinking about dental insurance in another way. Sure, there are dental insurance policies that you can take out to cover the cost of your dental care, but taking steps to prevent problems from happening are also smart ways to “insure” the health of your teeth.

Let’s take bruxism as an example. Chronic clenching and grinding of the teeth can cause several types of problems, such as:

  • TMJ disorders
  • Broken restorations
  • Worn teeth
  • Gum recession
  • Headaches and muscle pain

Although your dental insurance can help you pay to fix these problems, the best treatment is prevention! Investing in a modestly priced bite splint can help you avoid complications like these and the need for dental restorative treatments.

Bite splints are usually worn at night or during the day when you’re not in public (such as if you’re driving the car or just working at home.) They fit snuggly over the teeth and prevent the upper and lower teeth from coming into full contact with one another. This prevents tooth wear and strain to the TMJ. Essentially you are insuring the health of your smile.

Our stressful, busy lifestyles are causing more people to grind their teeth than ever before. Instead of trying to save up more money to correct the problems caused by grinding, it’s smarter to prevent the grinding from happening in the first place. Although we can’t necessarily make our life less stressful, we can prevent the teeth from wearing down. Call your dentist today to set up a quick visit to have your custom bite splint made. In just a few days you could enjoy less orofacial pain and have better smile protection.

Posted on behalf of:
Carolina Comfort Dental
5511 Raeford Rd #255
Fayetteville, NC 28304
(910) 485-0023

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