The Benefits of Wearing a Night Guard

Do you suffer from grinding or clenching of your teeth while you sleep?  These symptoms are classified as bruxism which affect 1 in 12 people causing tooth damage, jaw pain, and insomnia. If you suffer from any of the symptoms of bruxism, you should wear a night guard to protect your teeth.  Wearing a night guard offers you several benefits and keeps your smile looking beautiful all day long.  

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Wear a night guard to relieve tooth and jaw pain.

Prevents Teeth Damage

When someone suffers from bruxism, they unconsciously grind and clench their teeth causing chipped teeth, damaged fillings, and excessive wear on their enamel.  The damage that occurs in your mouth can result in costly restoration procedures and even retreatment for your filling.  Wearing a night guard prevents your upper and bottom teeth from coming in contact reducing the chance of grinding and clenching.

Reduces Headaches and Pain

The grinding and clenching of your teeth often cause jaw pain, tooth sensitivity, headaches along with a majority of other pain related issues.  Investing in a night guard helps to alleviate the pain and headaches associated with bruxism and other disorders.  Having your guard personalized to your mouth help align your teeth and bite relieving jaw pain.

Improves Sleep Patterns

Wearing a custom night guard helps to relieve the pain associated with bruxism while providing maximum comfort for your mouth.  The night guard positions your jaw in a way that promotes muscle relaxation.  Once the stress on your jaw is relieved, you now can finally get some sleep.  Sleeping with a night guard has been found to improve sleep patterns drastically in bruxism sufferers.  

Oral Care from Catonsville Dental Care

Whether you want to whiten your teeth, straighten your teeth or have a wisdom tooth extracted Catonsville Dental Care offers a wide variety of services when it comes to oral health. We have the experience and understanding to diagnose and treat any problem you have as quickly and painlessly as possible. With four dentists available at our office and commitment to comfort, safety and relaxation you can’t find a better provider for your health. We look forward to helping you keep your smile perfect all year long and talking with you about your needs. To schedule an appointment or consultation, visit us online or give us a call at 410-747-1115. For more tips and tricks follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube.

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