IF YOU WAKE UP with headaches or jaw pain, you may be grinding your teeth while you sleep. Grinding your teeth (also known as bruxism) not only causes damage to your smile, it can also lead to neck and facial pain and loss of sleep. At Dental Partners of Boston, we can fit you with a custom night guard that can help protect your smile and your rest.
Bruxism Affects A Lot Of People
Because stress is one of the main reasons people grind their teeth, bruxism is fairly common. Some sources estimate that nearly 20% of adults suffer the negative effects of grinding and clenching their teeth.
A Few Reasons To Use A Nightguard
Mouth guards fit over your upper and lower teeth and reduce the damaging effects caused by clenching or grinding.
Night guards can help correct your bite as they hold your teeth in their correct position.
Because they keep your teeth from touching, mouth guards can also be helpful in alleviating chronic headaches resulting in less interrupted nights and fewer morning headaches!