Do you suffer from headaches or neck and shoulder aches in the mornings?
Headaches or muscle aches in the head and neck region can often be a sign of bruxism, even if no other signs and symptoms are present. If you suffer from bruxism or teeth grinding problems, night mouth guards are the easiest solution for it. Bruxism is the medical term given to teeth grinding. It is that annoying habit of people to make clenching and grinding sounds with their teeth as they sleep, during the night or even at times during the day.
Clenching is mainly squeezing the jaws and teeth together, and can occur on its own without grinding. Grinding is the side-to-side motion of the jaw while squeezing the teeth together. Both clenching and grinding are destructive to the enamel of teeth, and grinding more so than clenching. In severe cases, grinding causes huge amounts of loss of tooth surface area, as once the hard outer enamel is ground away, the soft inner layer of dentine gets worn away very quickly! You could think of the night guard or splint as an investment in keeping your teeth intact.
This type of night mouth guard recommended to you by an Artiste Studios dentist is especially created to fit onto your teeth, hence being a custom-fit night mouth guard.
The use of night mouth guards is very important for our bruxism patients. Essentially these simple devices can protect the surface of your teeth, ensuring you of a perfectly good smile all the time. Severe bruxism can damage your natural teeth and even dentures. Chipped or ground down teeth don't contribute to a beautiful smile at all. Without a confident smile, it is a little harder for you to face the world and its challenges. This is how important your teeth and your smile can be and why seeking treatment for this problem is essential.
However, using night mouth guards for bruxism is imperative not only because you have to maintain your pretty smile, you need these guards because they can keep headaches and jaw pains from developing. Night guards or splints can greatly reduce the amount of force generated by your jaw muscles during the night. This reduces aches and pains in your jaw or neck and shoulder muscles upon waking in the morning. This also in turn, reduces the pressure placed on your teeth, reducing the incidence of cracklines and chips in the enamel in your teeth.
Night mouth guards do more than just keep your teeth from getting broken or scratched. They will also ensure you of a long and restful sleep, night after night.
Give us a call to see how a nightguard can improve your life today.