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Sleep Better With a Night Guard

Holly Klock - Monday, June 26, 2017 - 


Are you experiencing frequent tooth pain, sore jaw, or dull headaches? You may be experiencing Bruxism or TMJ which is a common condition of teeth grinding and jaw clenching while asleep. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms frequently, one of the common solutions for this pain is wearing a night guard. A night guard is a device placed in the mouth on top of the teeth to help with grinding and clenching. Read below to learn more about the benefits of wearing a night guard and how to maintain its use.

 

Benefits of Wearing a Night Guard

Night guards are one of the most common treatments for bruxism or TMJ. Although they don’t stop you from clenching or grinding, they can serve as a cushion so that your teeth wear down the guard rather than your teeth. Your dentist will design your night guard specifically for your teeth in a way that reduces the stress placed on your jaw joints and muscles. They re-establish your natural space and protect your teeth from grinding or clenching together, which can cause you to chip and crack your teeth and strain your jaw muscles.

 

Regularly wearing a night guard can help you: 

  • Experience less jaw tension and oral pain 
  • Prevent tooth damage 
  • Improve sleep patterns 
  • Save money 
  • Prevent snoring

 

Maintaining Your Night Guard

When maintaining your night guard, you should practice a cleansing and storage routine to ensure it’s safe and sanitary for use.

  • Rinse immediately after wearing
  • Brush the guard with your toothbrush
  • Lay your night guard on a clean surface to dry completely
  • Always store your night guard in a case
  • Keep your case clean
  • Deep clean your night guard weekly
  • Bring your night guard to your dental appointments for potential adjustments
 
 
If you have any questions about night guards, please contact our office at 337-704-2126.

 

 

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