Grr! Should You Invest In A Night Guard?

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Are you grinding your teeth away to oblivion during your sleep? You’re not alone. Many people suffer headaches, facial and jaw pain due to grinding their teeth during sleep. A recent report by the American Dental Association (ADA) has shown that more than half of dentists saw an increase of patients with teeth grinding and clenching issues leading to jaw pain and headaches, often linked to stress.

Here’s why you should be thinking about getting a nightguard that can pave the way for calm, comfortable nights for you.

No More Tooth Damage

Unless you plan to camp out with hard candy, you won’t be experiencing enamel loss by wearing a nightguard. How so? The primary function of a nightguard is to prevent your top and bottom teeth from meeting each other. Wearing a nightguard will prevent your teeth from becoming vulnerable, and if you’ve already got fillings in place, it will prevent them from chipping or coming loose. Nobody wants to incur that extra cost!

No More Pain

Whoever said no pain, no gain, never heard of bruxism. You may be so used to clenching your jaw during sleep that it may be hard for you to notice it the first time you experience jaw pain. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) occurs when your jaw joints are not correctly aligned. Since a nightguard is a custom made to fit in your mouth, it can help you nestle comfortably in your queen-sized bed.

Healthier Sleep Patterns

If you’re accustomed to waking up on the wrong side of the bed because of disrupted sleep patterns, you would know how utterly frustrating it can be to start your day like this. Nightguards take away this discomfort by aligning your muscles and jaw into a position that helps you worry less and sleep better. Bonus!

A woman resting her face in her hand

No More Headaches

By grinding and clenching your teeth, not only are you increasing stress in your jaw muscles, but you’re also causing that relentless headache. To make matters worse, eventually, your neck and ears will also become victim to aches and pains unless you invest in a nightguard. We’re getting sore just thinking about all these issues!

Reduces Snoring

Sleeping with a snoring partner may be one of the most difficult ways to find sleep, especially if you’re a light sleeper. Snoring is caused by interruptions in your breathing which can worsen with a clenched jaw. Restricting your top and bottom jaws from contacting each other with a nightguard increases the air you breathe in while sleeping. This improves your breathing and reduces snoring. You’re welcome!

Cost-Effective Solution

Getting your teeth fixed may be easy with the right dentists operating on you, but it can be quite costly if you’ve been grinding and clenching your teeth for a while now. Over time, the damage is even worse in terms of the cost it entails. Using a night, especially during the early stages, can save you a lot more money than you think.

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