The Importance of Wearing a Mouthguard Every Night
- Posted on: May 15 2018
If you are the kind of person who grinds their teeth, you’re not only driving the person sleeping next to you a little crazy, but you’re wrecking some serious damage on your entire mouth and jaw. Tooth grinding or bruxism is a common condition that can not only cause your teeth to wear down, but it may also be contributing to jaw problems such as temporomandibular joint disorder. Luckily, by wearing a mouthguard every night to bed, our staff at Woodside Dental have seen patients save their teeth and save their marriage by stopping that incessant tooth grinding. But what else can a mouthguard do? Let’s take a closer look.
Headaches are just another symptom of bruxism and patients who wear a mouthguard each and every night can find tremendous relief from frequent tension headaches. Many patients are surprised to learn that by just wearing a mouthguard that they no longer suffer from chronic and frequent headaches.
Improved Sleep Patterns
You may not have ever realized how much of your sleep was interrupted each night because of your bruxism but with a mouthguard, many patients experience deeper and more restful sleep— leaving them feeling more energized and refreshed each morning.
Less Tension and Pain
Constant jaw clenching and grinding can leave you with a mouthful of pain. A mouthguard takes the tension off of your jaw and your teeth— giving you what may feel like an almost instant relief.
The trick to getting a mouthguard to work? Get a custom one made from Woodside Dental and never miss a night wearing it. If you are ready to learn more about bruxism, TMJ, or any other oral issues, schedule a consultation at our Woodside office today: 718-898-6010.
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