Have you been waking up with jaw pain or a headache? If so, you may have a condition called bruxism, which involves clenching or grinding your teeth in your sleep. One of the best ways to protect your teeth and jaws from damage is using a dental appliance called a night guard to protect your teeth, allowing you to enjoy restful, refreshing sleep!
Bruxism is characterized by teeth grinding or jaw clenching during sleep. People with Bruxism are likely to have sleep disorders including snoring or sleep apnea. Habitually clenching and grinding teeth can increase the risk of damage to your teeth and your oral health.
Grinding teeth involves forcefully rubbing your upper and lower teeth repeatedly, which can weaken and wear down teeth, potentially causing tooth loss. It can also cause headaches and pain in the jaw. Clenching your jaws can cause excessive pressure which can also result in headaches, along with earaches, and a painful condition known as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.
The most effective approach to stop grinding teeth is using a mouth guard known as a night guard or a nocturnal bite plate. When dealing with clenching, the night guard reduces the pressure exerted on the upper and lower jaw. To combat the effects of grinding, the dental night guard provides a protective barrier between the upper and lower teeth, minimizing any damage.
What Is A Night Guard?
A night guard is a dental device custom-made for you. When inserted in your mouth, it covers the upper teeth. Your night guard is designed to be comfortable, and should not obstruct your breathing. It works well to cushion pressure and to prevent teeth from grinding against one another.
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Contact us at PEARLIQUE to learn more about night guards and how they can help you enjoy restful, refreshing sleep. We offer quality, custom-made dental appliances to promote your oral and overall health. We look forward to helping you manage your bruxism and enjoy healthy teeth for a lifetime! Call us today!
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