Do you wake up in the morning with a sore jaw or neck? Do you find yourself feeling tired throughout the day even after sleeping for over eight hours? Are you experiencing more and more dental cavities? Chances are you may be suffering from bruxism, or nighttime teeth grinding. Often caused by increased stress, nighttime teeth grinding can contribute to permanent damage to your teeth, as well as muscle pain and sleep disruption. The good news is custom night guards can really make a difference! With teeth grinding guards, you can protect your sleep and get your life back. But what can a simple night guard really do?
Teeth Grinding Guards Prevent Tooth Damage
The biggest health risk associated with nighttime teeth grinding, or bruxism, is damage to your teeth. As you grind your teeth together, the friction thins or chips away at the tooth’s enamel. This can lead to extreme tooth sensitivity and an increased risk of dental decay.
Nighttime guards help to protect your teeth from the damage associated with teeth grinding. Visit SportingSmiles today and get a high-quality grinding guard for a fraction of the cost.
In addition, preexisting fillings and dental work can become damaged, broken, or even fall out as a result of grinding.
Wearing a custom-fit tooth grinding night guard provides a cushion barrier between the teeth that prevents damage from the grinding wear.
Nighttime Guards Reduce Head, Neck, and Jaw Pain
Teeth grinding at night increases the tension in the jaw muscles, as well as those in the head and neck. This increased tension places strain on the temporomandibular joint and can cause damage to this joint. This often results in jaw pain, jaw muscle fatigue, earaches, and neck pain.
Wearing a nighttime tooth grinding guard provides a pillow-like cushion between your teeth that reduces the tension and strain placed on the jaw. This cushion relieves muscle strain and allows the muscles in your jaw to relax. This lets you wake up without feeling like you were chewing on a brick all night. No more waking up with a stiff neck and a sore jaw.
Prevent Morning Headaches
Like jaw and neck pain, morning headaches are a common complaint of teeth grinders. This is due to the added tension and stresses the grinding places on the jaw. With a nightguard in place, the muscles are able to relax and reduce the tension that causes headaches. No more waking up with a pounding head.
Nighttime Teeth Grinding Guards Promote Better Sleep
Headaches, jaw pain, and tense facial muscles can contribute to sleep disruptions. You may find yourself waking up constantly throughout the night. You may not even notice that your teeth grinding is interrupting your sleep. Even on nights when you feel you slept well you may still experience sleep disruptions. These constant sleep disruptions contribute to daytime tiredness.
Using a custom-fit nighttime grinding guard relaxes your muscles, reduces the pressure associated with teeth grinding, and lets your body return to the relaxed state it needs for a good night’s sleep.
Reduce Nightly Snoring
Has your partner complained that you snore like a freight train during the night? While this could be a symptom associated with a sleep disorder like sleep apnea, your snoring could also be connected to your teeth grinding. Muscle tension can change the position of your jaw and result in obstructed breathing. This can cause you to snore and snoring can cause regular sleep disruption throughout the night.
Wearing a nighttime grinding guard reduces the muscle tension and separates the jawbones, often improving airflow and breathing throughout the night. This quiets your snoring while allowing you to sleep uninterrupted throughout the night.
Teeth Grinding Guards Can Save You Money
While custom-fit nightguards are an expense, in the long run, they not only reduce the risk of dental and health complications, but they can save you money. Dental cavities and damage can be costly. If you already have dental work, such as veneers, damage and replacement can put a big dent in your budget. Wearing a nightguard not only reduces dental damage but keeps your checkbook safe too.
And a custom-fit nightguard doesn’t have to be a big expense. While dental office visits for molds can be expensive, SportingSmiles offers a cheaper alternative. Our patented self-impression kit allows you to make your mold in the comfort of your own home. Once you send us the mold, our dental technicians (the same technicians your dentist uses) will make your custom-fit night guard and send it back to you at a reduced cost. The same grinding guard at a fraction of the price. For more information, visit us today and let us help you keep your teeth safe and wake up feeling refreshed!