Advantages Of Night Guards

Advantages Of Night Guards

January 3, 2019

If you’re waking up each morning with achy, sensitive teeth or a sore jaw, you could be clenching and grinding your teeth while you sleep. It’s a very common problem, especially when people are feeling stressed. Fortunately, there’s a good solution that will protect your teeth and help you feel better: a custom night guard.

Do I need a Night Guard?

You should wear a night guard for a number of different reasons; the most common is to protect your teeth from wearing down due to grinding or clenching. Other reasons to wear a night guard include the reduction of jaw pain, to stop clicking and popping of the jaw, to stop lock jaw, or to perform TMJ therapy. Here are a few advantages of wearing night guard:

  • Prevention: Headaches are just one of the many discomforts that come with TMJ. Night guards make a tremendous difference when it comes to these everyday aches and pains. Many people are surprised that after using their night guard consistently they experience fewer or no temporal headaches or associated neck pain. Night guards prevent tooth damage. Tension in your jaw can lead to breathing troubles by affecting your muscles. A night guard can help to eliminate breathing troubles that cause snoring while you sleep.
  • Improved sleep: Night guards provide maximum comfort while minimizing your symptoms, which ends up drastically improving your sleep patterns. Night guard positions your jaw in such a way that facilitates muscle relaxation by keeping these muscles relaxed; you can avoid the stress-filled sleep that often accompanies TMD.
  • Increased comfort: A custom-fit option will offer superior fit and comfort for the best results possible. You will have better sleep and great teeth. You will have less muscle fatigue with night guard. Furthermore night guards will actually save you money caused by teeth clenching.

Night Guards Houston TX

Getting your own custom night guard requires few visits to the dentist. During the first visit, you will be examined and the necessary measurements taken to create the mold. If your guard fits perfectly in your second visit, you can start enjoying the benefits that night.

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