Calgary Dentist explains the Benefits of Wearing a Mouthguard for Sleeping
If you’re one of the many people who tend to grind their teeth in their sleep, you may be a candidate for a nightguard. Wearing a mouthguard for sleeping prevents grinding to improve the quality of your sleep and protects your teeth. By consulting with Dr. Palka from Lake Chaparral Dental Care in Calgary, AB, you can see if a mouthguard is a good fit for you.
Here are some of the benefits you stand to gain by wearing a mouthguard.
Prevents Tooth Damage
Most people are unaware that they grind their teeth while they sleep. The problem, however, will be visible to Dr. Palka when she examines your teeth.
Teeth grinding can result in:
- chipped teeth
- wear and tear on tooth enamel and
- damaged fillings,
All of which can be costly to fix. You can effortlessly avoid these problems by wearing a mouthguard when sleeping.
Decreases Jaw Stress and Tension
In addition to grinding, many people inadvertently clench their jaw when they sleep, which could be due to a condition called TMD – joint dysfunction due to misalignment of your jaw joint. Nightguards help relax jaw joints and muscles, reducing tension and pain.
Promotes Better Sleep
By preventing teeth grinding and jaw clenching when sleeping, night guards can improve the quality of your sleep as you’ll feel more comfortable and at ease. You will appreciate being able to get the rest you finally need.
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If you’re constantly waking up with a headache, it could be due to excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching during your sleep. A custom-made nightguard can help resolve these issues so that you can wake up pain-free.
The cost of a nightguard can be offset by the protection it provides to your teeth. Wearing a mouthguard for sleeping can save you from expensive dental treatments due to protection against damaged teeth grinding and jaw clenching.
To learn more about night guards and all they have to offer, contact Dr. Palka at Lake Chaparral Dental Care in Calgary AB today. Existing patients can call (403) 278-5272 to schedule an appointment. New patients need to call (403) 768-2271 and set up their first consultation.Back to Night Guards Page