If you are experiencing constant jaw pain, headaches or sore teeth, you may be in need of a night guard. A common cause of these symptoms is bruxism, constant grinding of the teeth. Teeth grinding most commonly happens throughout the night. A common cause of bruxism is stress and anxiety. Other causes can include an abnormal bite, sleep disorder or poorly aligned teeth. Your dentist can help you determine the causes of your discomfort and the best recommended treatment for relief of your pain.
Wearing a night guard prevents teeth grinding and also can help you break the habit over time. Consistent grinding of the teeth can lead to many damaging side-effects including muscle strain, pressure on the jaw joint and dental damage including cracked or chipped teeth. A night guard can also aid in a better night of sleep.
Ending your teeth grinding is essential to a healthier, more comfortable lifestyle. Solving the problem will alleviate symptoms and a night guard can make all the difference! If you are experiencing teeth grinding in Poughkeepsie, NY and are looking for help, call us today! Your dentist will evaluate your mouth and let you know the best recommended treatment to stop your symptoms from occurring.