Consider your teeth if you're having issues with sleeping during the night. You may not be fully aware of the problems caused by tension in your jaw because you are sleeping while it’s happening. Correcting the tension can solve health issues. Night guards have many benefits! Stress can cause you to grind your teeth when you sleep. A night guard prevents this. These benefits go beyond preventing teeth from grinding. When you are preventing your teeth from grinding, you prevent all the tooth problems it brings. Our Cramer Dental team designs and builds customized night mouthguards.
Prevent Damage to Your Teeth
During sleep, using a mouthguard prevents your bottom and top teeth from making contact. The effects of teeth grinding are numerous. You are unaware that you are grinding your teeth. Unless you use a night guard, you don't have much power over what happens. Teeth lose enamel from grinding. Teeth become sensitive due to enamel loss. Also, grinding damages pre existing fillings. Lastly, you may grind your teeth so hard that they chip or break.
Decreases Pain and Jaw Tension
The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, undergoes tension when you clench your jaw. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction occurs when your jaw joint is not aligned correctly. Dental night guards help to alleviate jaw strain and TMD discomfort. Dental guards are custom-made to fit your teeth. As a result, it fits snugly in your mouth. It considerably minimizes the tension on your jaw joints and muscles while you sleep with it. As a result, the jaw is relaxed.
If you wake up with headaches, you may be grinding your teeth and clenching your mouth shut while sleeping. Grinding your teeth can also cause headaches and toothaches. Excessive teeth grinding can cause muscular weariness, jaw aches, earaches, and neck problems. These problems can be avoided with custom-made night guards. Night guards can also be used to avoid jaw discomfort caused by overbites and underbites.
Your snoring might annoy your sleeping partner more than it does you. But this doesn’t mean you should ignore it and not address it immediately. Breathing issues are caused by clenching your jaw. Snoring happens when you do not breathe properly. Once the night guard is in place, you may avoid touching your top and bottom jaw. Sleeping with your mouth apart helps you to take in more oxygen. Using a sleep guard will help you breathe better and snore less.
Get Your Custom Night Guard
Have a night guard custom-made if your neck, head, or jaw are waking you up with muscle pains. Saving yourself from pain is as simple as preventing the damage before it happens. Most people don't associate muscle pains with temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). Therefore, it is important to remember the signs and symptoms listed above.
Visit our dental office at Cramer Dental if you would like more information about night mouthguards and how they are constructed. Request an appointment by calling (484) 370-4010.