As people age, they may begin to notice a shortening of their front upper and lower teeth. Usually, it takes them at least until their 30’s or 40’s before this deterioration is noticed, and before they find out why this occurs.
A Grinding Problem
For most people, the lower front teeth sit back slightly from the upper front teeth. However, if they push the lower front teeth forward, you’ll see that the teeth meet exactly like a lock and key. This is because they have been ground this way.
The vast majority of people grind their teeth usually more at night than during the day. Although most people do grind their teeth and are unaware of it, they are also unaware that during the grinding motion, they will thrust the lower jaw forward, causing the upper and lower front teeth to come into contact which creates wear.
A Potentially Expensive Problem
As this problem becomes more severe, you’ll notice that when these people smile, you don’t see their teeth. That’s because there’s barely any teeth to see in some cases. Some of these cases can be helped with a few fillings or a few crowns. However, when the situation becomes extreme, a full mouth reconstruction is sometimes necessary, and can cost upwards of 40 to 60 thousand dollars and is not an easy process.
Many people think damage to their teeth occurs only when they are showing, which is a small percentage of the day. Actually, a lot more damage occurs when people are not showing the clenching and grinding of their teeth, which causes severe damage from shortening of the front teeth to many other problems.
How to Prevent Grinding and Clenching
So how can this problem be prevented? The sooner the problem is identified, the faster it can be prevented. If it can be detected in the patient’s 20’s, or early 30’s and a mouth guard is used to help protect against the clenching and grinding, then further damage can be avoided.
Until recently, it was necessary to go to the dentist and pay hundreds of dollars for a device that would fit correctly and help with this problem. Over-the-counter devices simply were ineffective and did not last very long.
While some people have trouble wearing anything in their mouth to protect against clenching and grinding, GrindReliefN has proven to be the most accepted, effective, and most durable, with a three-year wear guarantee. Also, since it is a small fraction of the cost of a professional appliance, it is now available to virtually anyone.
If you have started to see the effects of clenching and grinding your teeth, order GrindReliefN today and discover the best mouth guard for clenching and grinding your teeth. You can also contact us to get more information.