TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint which is the section of your jaw that hinges on your skull. This joint helps open and close your mouth for chewing, eating, and speaking. It’s a fairly important part of your body and when it’s not working properly, it can cause serious issues including TMJ ringing. Nearly 20 percent of adults grind or clench their teeth at night and may suffer from “TMJ Syndrome”. Let’s take a look at the facts of what causes TMJ Syndrome and what you can do to help prevent it.
Think about how many times you shift or move your jaw throughout the day. It’s constantly moving whether you are talking, breathing, or just working. Keeping your TMJ still is nearly impossible. All of that work comes with wear and tear on the joint that can lead to medical problems including TMJ ringing. Neck pain, ear pain, headaches, and facial pain can all be influenced by your TMJ. You may start to hear a clicking, popping, or ringing noise that may be dull or constant. This would be considered TMJ ringing, and it’s a symptom of grinding and clenching your jaw.
Thankfully, there are ways to combat TMJ ringing and other side effects associated with grinding your teeth. Most people who grind their teeth do so at night while they’re sleeping. Many don’t even know they do it until they wake up with headaches, jaw pain, or ringing in their ears. If you continually wake up with the associated pains of TMJ, then you may be in need of a nightguard.
Sporting Smiles offers six different custom-made night guards to prevent teeth grinding and clenching at night. Each of our night guards is designed to prevent a variety of medical conditions to a degree of severity. The best-selling night guard is our Flexible Super Hard Night Guard which is the most durable and can manage the most severe cases of both grinding and clenching.
Wearing a night guard should help provide instant relief from TMJ ringing in the morning. The custom night guard will protect your teeth and help save you the headache (pun intended) of making a trip to the doctor or dentist’s office. Custom night guards are created specifically to perfectly fit your teeth. Over-the-counter nightguards can cause gagging and may be uncomfortable while wearing. Sporting Smiles creates night guards with various options including trim and back cut to craft the perfect night guard just for you.
TMJ is a serious issue that affects many adults. If not properly cared for this medical condition can cause serious and expensive problems. With a custom-fitted night guard, you’ll sleep better at night and wake up refreshed without the morning headaches or TMJ ringing. Browse our night guard selection and take the next step in protecting your teeth while you sleep. Order your Sporting Smiles patented impression kit and stop the pain that comes with teeth grinding and clenching. We also accept FSA or Health Savings Accounts as teeth grinding and clenching can become a serious medical issue. Have questions? Email us at [email protected] to see what we can do for you!