Melissa O. SAYS!
Do you wake up often with headaches, earaches or tooth pain? If YES, you might be clenching or grinding your teeth at night while sleeping.
Clenching and grinding your teeth at night can cause pain. You can wake up with headaches, earaches and/or toothaches. The muscles of the jaw may also feel sore and tender and you may be wearing down your teeth, loosening fillings, chipping or fracturing your teeth. Wearing away the enamel of the teeth can cause them to become more sensitive to temperature. If you are experiencing any of these conditions be sure to let us know at your next dental visit as you may need to wear a Night Guard while sleeping.
A Night Guard is made of a soft plastic that fits over your teeth and is worn at night while you sleep. So instead of wearing away at your teeth you wear away the Night Guard. It is made at a certain thickness to put less stress on the jaw joint and muscles.
For more information be sure to contact our office to find out if a Night Guard is the right treatment for you.
Blog by Melissa O. RDH