Mouthguards for Nighttime
Waking up feeling unrested, anxious, or with jaw pain can be a sign that you grind your teeth at night. At Laser Dental Bakersfield, we help hundreds of patients find the perfect mouthguard for nighttime to prevent these issues and to help them get a good night's sleep.
Getting a proper amount of restful sleep is imperative to your overall health, but if you clench or grind your teeth, chances are that you are not getting effective sleep. A mouthguard can help you stop grinding your teeth and get the sleep that you need.
What a Nighttime Mouthguard Does
A nighttime mouthguard protects your teeth. If you clench or grind your teeth every night, you could wear them down. This could cause damaged teeth that give you even more problems than just your lack of sleep. A properly fitting mouthguard can also prevent more serious health issues from occurring down the road. Chronic teeth grinding can lead to jaw pain, headaches, and mood swings from the pain and lack of sleep that you get each night.
Choosing the Right Nighttime Mouthguard
Choosing the right mouthguard is essential. Below are the most common types of nighttime mouthguards:
Figuring Out Why You Grind Your Teeth
In addition to wearing a properly fitted mouthguard, we suggest that you come in for an appointment to figure out why you grind your teeth at night. While the mouthguard provides protection, it will not address the reason that you grind your teeth. Teeth grinding may be due to anxiety, stress, or sleep apnea.
During your exam, we can also look for any damage caused by your teeth grinding. Loose, chipped, and cracked teeth are common with this habit. Grinding your teeth hard enough can even misalign your jaw. Our dentists will evaluate the condition of your mouth and determine what treatment options you should explore to help restore your mouth's health.
Our staff is ready to help you put an end to the stressful habit of teeth grinding. Call Laser Dental Bakersfield at (661) 241-9144 today to make your appointment to claim your sleep back once again.