It’s normal for children and adults alike to clench their teeth while sleeping. However, if you clench and grind your teeth chronically to the point where it causes you to have headaches when you wake up, it may be something that needs to be solved with a nightguard. If you often wake up with a sore jaw or even a chipped tooth, you may be suffering from Bruxism. Put simply; bruxism is the grinding of teeth.
Bruxism can look like many things but is often characterized by chronic grinding, chipped teeth, and consistent headaches. The good news is that you don’t have to suffer through these pains alone. As your dental professionals, we are committed to helping you maintain your oral health as well as your overall health, even while sleeping. We offer nightguards to our patients who suffer from constant teeth grinding every night.
Nightguards are used to reduce the impact this condition has on your teeth and allow you to get a good night’s rest without risking a chipped tooth. They resemble a retainer and fit comfortably over your teeth so that you’re unable to grind them without feeling any discomfort due to a new appliance.