Whether you grind your teeth at night or you have a reason for keeping your teeth straight while you sleep, night guards offer several benefits. This is a simple device that our dentist can fit you with that you’ll wear while you’re asleep. A mold of your mouth is taken so that the guard fits like you’re not wearing anything at all, providing comfort for several hours at a time.
One benefit that you’ll notice almost right away is that night guards can release the tension that you have in your mouth. Our dentist will fit the guard so that it glides into your mouth and sits gently in place instead of being a locking mechanism that creates more strain. The joints in your jaw and the muscles in your teeth will lose the tension that they once had, which can decrease the pain that you have in your mouth. When you’re not in pain at night, it can enhance your sleep schedule, which means that other areas of your body are positively impacted as well.
If you have headaches at night and during the day, then it could be because of your teeth and your mouth. When you wear a night guard that releases tension in your mouth so that you don’t clench or grind your teeth, you’ll find that your headaches will begin to dwindle. You’ll also notice less pain in your neck and shoulders as tension often builds in these areas as well as a result of issues in your mouth.
Another way that a night guard can help you is by decreasing the risk of tooth damage while you’re sleeping. Many people wear a night guard for this very reason as they grind their teeth at night, which can lead to chipped teeth and the erosion of the enamel from your teeth. The fillings in your mouth can also get damaged at night. When you wear a night guard, it can help keep your smile as healthy as possible.
Night guards can help people get the sleep that they need to face the day and deal with tasks that they have to get done during the day without being as tired. You can save money in the long-run if you wear a night guard because you can prevent damage that occurs to your teeth, decreasing the amount of money that you spend on dental treatments.
Schedule an appointment at Brevard Smiles to get fitted for a night guard and to learn about more of the benefits that are offered. Contact us today to book your initial evaluation at one of our offices in Indian Harbour Beach or Viera/Rockledge.