Night Guard and Mouthguard
Stop Damaging your Teeth by using a Nightguard
- 1 hr 20 min1 hour 20 minutes
- May varyMay vary
- Los Algodones, BC, Mx
So a dentist or someone else said that you need a nightguard. Or you think you might be grind-ing or clenching your teeth while you sleep, and you’ve wondered if wearing a nightguard could help you. Understandably, many people are skeptical about night guards. You might be thinking: do I really need a night guard? And maybe you do, or maybe you don’t. As dental professionals, we’re here to tell you every-thing you need to know about nightguards to help you decide if one is right for you. Of course, we do recommend you come in and see us and get an in-person opinion. But first, let’s talk about nightguards—what they are and what purpose they serve. **What are nightguards? Nightguard is a device placed in the mouth on top of the teeth to help with grinding and clenching. Grinding implies the moving of the jaw back and forth, while clenching is biting down with pressure for an extended period of time. The guard acts as a protective layer between your top and bottom teeth. These devices are also called occlusal guards, occlusal splints, or bite splints. Usually, the guard is made of plastic and is placed over some or all of the upper or lower teeth. In most cas-es, guards cover only your upper teeth. But sometimes, if you wear braces or have another den-tal appliance, a dentist can make a guard for your lower teeth, as well. They re-establish your natural space and protect your teeth from grinding or clenching together, which can cause you to chip and crack your teeth and strain your jaw muscles. Nightguards don’t stop you from clenching or grinding, but they serve as a cushion so that your teeth wear down the guard rather than your teeth. They also give your jaw a rest while you sleep. Plus, they can help you and your sleep partner sleep better, too. **Why do people wear nightguards? People wear nightguards because they grind their teeth or clench their jaws at night. The act of grinding and clenching is known in the medical world as bruxism. Bruxism often occurs when you’re sleeping or under stress. This is a very common behavior, so don’t feel like you’re the only one with this problem. On the other hand, you might not know if you grind your teeth. Many people don’t. **Regularly wearing a nightguard can help you: -Get a good night’s sleep. -Get rid of morning headaches. -Stop your jaw aches. -Stop yourself from damaging your teeth, dentures, restorations, crowns, and jaw, and from causing dental problems.
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