Waking up with a sore feeling in your jaw, a headache, or an aching feeling of misalignment in your teeth is a sign that you grind your teeth during the night. Sleep bruxism, or the grinding and gnashing of teeth at night, can often be associated with snoring, sleep apnea, or stress during waking hours. Grinding your teeth over time will not only wear down your enamel and cause pain, it could also result in anything from mild tooth sensitivity to gum recession, chips, cracks, and even fractures. Although an over-the-counter nightguard may help with teeth grinding, a custom-fit nightguard will protect your teeth, your jaw muscles, and your joints to prevent those nasty headaches and pain, and allow you to get a good night’s sleep.
Sleep bruxism and other temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders can cause the muscles and joints in your jaw to tighten, spasm, or lead to headaches. They can even produce chronic pain in the jaw, ears, face, and neck. A custom-fit nightguard will work to ease this strain and muscle tension by properly aligning your teeth.
A good night’s sleep is essential to a productive day. However, constant teeth grinding and muscle tension can seriously affect your quality of sleep. A nightguard can dramatically alter your sleep habits, providing you with a more restful sleep and can even put an end to snoring or sleep apnea, giving your partner a better sleep too! We’re certified to provide you with the best custom-fit nightguards so you know you’ll always get top-notch care with our talented and compassionate team. If you’re ready to start the process of getting a nightguard, give us a call at (208) 376-7721 or send us a message today!