Do you wake up with pain in your jaw or chronic headaches?
If you wake up in the morning with an aching jaw, or you notice constant headaches, you may be suffering from teeth grinding or jaw clenching at night.
Grinding or clenching can be habitual or caused by everyday stress. Continual grinding can wear your teeth down and cause permanent damage. Wearing a night guard may help to reduce these night time problems.
How do I wear a night guard?
This is a customized appliance made to perfectly fit your top or lower teeth. This appliances helps to provide a cushion to lessen the amount of pressure built up over months of grinding. Your jaw will finally rest overnight, and you’ll wake up with less pain.
Wearing a Guard to Bed
Is it comfortable? Once it is customized to your mouth, the average person finds it very easy to wear to bed, and ensures it will not interrupt a restful night’s sleep.
Your dentist will begin by taking a mold of your mouth. The mold is then sent to our lab to be form fitted. Initially, it will take some time to adjust to wearing this device to bed. It could take a few weeks until it feels like a normal part of your sleep routine. You should be able to breathe and speak without issue while wearing your night guard. If you are ever finding it uncomfortable, get it evaluated by your dentist.
Keep in mind a night guard will not stop your behaviour, it only protects your teeth while you are going through your stressful period.
- Get a more peaceful night’s sleep
- Less grinding sounds
- Wake up with less pain
- Decreased headaches
- Less damage to the enamel of your teeth
- Protect important dental work (crowns, bridges, implants)
Let us help you protect your teeth