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5 Ways A Night Guard Can Improve Your Overall Health

Posted on 8/21/2023 by Fairmount Dental Center
5 Ways A Night Guard Can Improve Your Overall HealthStudies show that over 47% of adults in America have sleeping issues. When you have trouble sleeping at night, it can affect your health, mood, and even your work output. Studies further show that 10% of adults and 15% of children in America suffer from bruxism.

Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, is where people grind their teeth or clench their jaw at night. Although teeth grinding can occur during the day, it is common at night. Teeth grinding can lead to tooth damage, jaw pain, and headaches. One of the best ways to treat teeth grinding is to wear a mouth guard. Patients wear a mouth guard over their teeth, it prevents the jaws from clenching and your teeth from grinding.

Benefits Of a Mouth Guard on Your Health

Wearing a mouth guard at night has a lot of benefits to not only your general health but to your oral health as well. As stated above, a mouth guard helps to prevent the clenching of jaws and the grinding of teeth. This helps to prevent headaches and tooth damage. Here is a thorough look at the benefits of a mouthguard on your health;

Prevents Tooth Damage

When patients unconsciously grind their teeth at night, it can lead to teeth breakage and chipping. Teeth grinding can also cause wear on the enamel, which will lead to sensitivity. If you have any type of dental restorations such as fillings, teeth grinding can destroy them. A good way to avoid this breakage or chipping of teeth or wear of the enamel is to wear a mouth guard. A mouth guard will prevent the damage from grinding your teeth at night, keeping your teeth strong and healthy.

Prevent Snoring

One of the best ways to prevent snoring at night is to wear a mouth guard. If you clench your jaw at night, this causes breathing problems. A breathing problem is the major cause of snoring. A mouth guard will prevent the upper and lower jaw from touching. This means that you will breathe normally. Thus, preventing snoring at night.

A mouthguard will also help to save your money. A mouth guard will prevent damage to teeth or fillings. This means that you will not have to visit the dentist all the time to fix damage to your teeth or because of jaw pain.
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