Can A Nighttime Mouthguard Help with Your Morning Jaw Pain?
Posted on 2/8/2021 by Office - Boone DMD
Nighttime mouthguards, or night guards as they are popularly known as, are mouthguards that are worn by patients as they sleep to cushion their teeth if they clench or grind their jaw during their sleep. Clenching or grinding your jaw can result in headaches, jaw pains, lethargy due to lack of sleep, and facial soreness the next morning. If you have this habit, it is most likely that we will recommend this simple yet helpful device to you.
Who Needs a Nighttime Mouthguard?
Bruxism is a condition where patients have a habit of clenching or grinding their jaw during their sleep, or while they are stressed. Although most people clench or grind their jaw in their sleep at some point in time, people with Bruxism do this on a regular basis, multiple times throughout the night. This is a concerning situation, as it may lead to broken teeth, enamel chipping and in severe cases, even loss of teeth.
Nighttime Mouthguards - Types and Uses
Wearing a nighttime mouthguard is the easiest and most efficient way of treating Bruxism. They are available in three different kinds.
Soft night guards are the most commonly used nightguards and are recommended for those patients who do not have a severe case of bruxism and clench their teeth occasionally. These are the most comfortable and the most affordable option out there, and the only issue that you might face with them is their lack of durability.
Dual laminate nightguards are moderately harder than soft night guards and are intended for severe teeth grinders. Hard night guards are more durable and harder than the previous two kinds and can be a little uncomfortable to some patients, but are the most durable and are recommended for the most severe teeth grinders. If you are suffering from this condition and would like to learn more about mouthguards, please contact our office today to get our expert's recommendation for you.
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