Many people are habituated to grinding their teeth while they sleep. While there is no cure for this condition, there are techniques and methods that can be implemented to treat it such as night mouthguards. Avoiding the condition altogether will make it worse for you because it will not just impact your teeth but also your overall health. If you grind your teeth while you sleep and you are wondering how we can help you, then come visit us at Ephrata Family Dentistry so you can learn more about night mouthguards.
Rests Jaw and Muscles
When you grind your teeth while you are asleep, your jaws and surrounding muscles are constantly in motion. This puts a lot of stress on your mouth and it results in aches and pains around the jaw area. If you want to get relief from constant jaw pain and tooth sensitivity, then the best thing for you to do would be to come to visit us and let our professionals customize a night mouthguard for you. These mouthguards are compact, easy to wear, and do not stress your jaw. This makes it easy to get accustomed to.
In case you are wondering how a night mouthguard will benefit you then you should know that it acts as a cushion between the upper and the lower jaw and prevents friction from occurring. The longer you wear the mouthguard, the less likely you are to continue grinding your teeth. It also helps to protect the health of your mouth because constant grinding can cause severe tooth damage which includes damaging the enamel and weakening the roots of your teeth. The jaw pain that comes along with it isn't just limited to your jaw, but it also spreads to your ears and the back of your head making it uncomfortable for you. All of this can be treated with a simple night mouthguard that is easy to wear and very comfortable, too.
People who grind their teeth at night do not get good quality sleep. Constant grinding leads to irritation and pain and this pain eventually makes it uncomfortable for you through the day. Sometimes it gets so severe that every time you grind your teeth the pain increases, and it wakes you up. When the cycle continues you will eventually end up waking multiple times at night. This leaves you feeling tired and irritable the following morning.
For you to stay healthy, you need to get a good night’s sleep, which is almost impossible when you grind your teeth. Once you start using a good quality night mouthguard this habit stops and you will manage to sleep through the night and give your body a much-needed rest. A well-rested mind is more productive and usually in a better mood.
Don't disturb your sleep cycle or risk the health of your teeth, call us today at (223) 264-3020 or pay us a visit us at Ephrata Family Dentistry and let us customize your very own night mouthguard to help you sleep better.