Do you wake up with headaches? What about a stiff jaw or tooth pain? There may be something more going on while you sleep. Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, and jaw clenching can not only disrupt sleep but have lasting effects throughout the day. That’s why we recommend a custom night guard for patients suffering from either.
A night guard is a thin, transparent device that covers the biting area of your teeth while sleeping, preventing your top and bottom teeth from touching. This is a great option for people who clench or grind their teeth at night.
Patients of all ages who suffer from teeth clenching and grinding can benefit from wearing a night guard. Those benefits include:
If you’re clenching or grinding your teeth throughout the night, you could be causing a lot of permanent damage in your mouth. Worn down teeth can lead to sensitivity, pain, stiffness, plus cracks or chips. A night guard is the best way to stave this off, as neither clenching or grinding are completely curable.
Don’t live in discomfort! If you’re experiencing grinding or clenching at night, it’s time we talk about a night guards in Metairie. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office today.