Dental Night Guard -
Protect Your Teeth While You Sleep
Have you noticed that your jaw muscles are sore lately? Do you experience dull headaches throughout the day for no apparent reason?
If you answered YES to either of the above questions, you may be clenching and grinding your teeth in your sleep without even knowing it. Clenching or grinding your teeth will cause jaw pain and unnecessary wear and tear on your teeth.
You Might Need a Mouth Guard
If you are grinding and clenching your teeth at night you should consider getting a dental night guard. There is an option to purchase over the counter dental guards, but those are often one size fits all and aren't made for your specific mouth or teeth. Being examined and have a mouth guard custom made by your dentist is a better option if you're looking to protect your teeth and bite alignment now and in the future.
Teeth clenching at night and even during the day is a fairly common problem. If it's left untreated, it can lead to worn out or broken teeth from the excessive grinding. Not only can it damage your teeth, it can affect your sleep quality as well. As you may know, restless sleep can lead to numerous health problems, anxiety and fatigue. A custom fitted mouth guard can solve this issue and is better than a typical “boil and bite” guard that you could buy at your local drug store.
How Do The Dental Night Guards Work?
Wearing a mouth guard while you sleep provides a barrier in between your top teeth and bottom teeth, keeping your teeth from wearing on each other and giving your jaw a break. It lightens unwanted tension and stress and can really contribute positively to your overall body and oral health.
Mouth guards are often made of different kinds of plastic or acrylic materials and are safe to have in your mouth throughout the night.
If you are in need of a mouth guard for night clenching or grinding, call our dental office to learn about how to get a custom made guard today!