Is a Night Guard Right for You?

I’m sure we can all agree that waking up with a headache is not a great start to your day! What if I told you there was a cure for some of you with frequent headaches that doesn’t require any medications? Believe it or not, your teeth can be the source of the headaches.

If you find yourself waking up with a headache there is a pretty good chance that you are clenching or grinding your teeth at night. This is a condition known as bruxism. Other than the discomfort of headaches or jaw pain that is caused by bruxism, clenching or grinding can also cause damage to your teeth. It can cause chipped teeth, broken fillings and wear and tear or your enamel. So, what’s the solution? A custom made night guard.

There are a number of benefits to wearing a night guard. They help reduce tension and pain in the jaw as well as eliminate headaches. Night guards protect your teeth from the damage caused by clenching and grinding. They are not bulky and do not cause your sleep to be uncomfortable.

Over time, the effects of bruxism can cause a lot of damage to your teeth leading to costly dental bills. Getting a night guard is a great investment to protect your teeth and to avoid paying for repairs in the long run. Schedule an appointment with your dentist to discuss whether or not you are a candidate and get the process started.