Clenching your teeth while you sleep and during the day is the result of some of the strongest muscles in your body tensing-up (up to 6 to 20 time more intensely then non-sufferers), which can cause morning and tension headaches and even damage surrounding joints, teeth and other muscles. Custom made night guards can relieve stress on your teeth and joints.
Signs indicating you may be in need of a night guard:
- You wake up with headaches or pain in your jaw
- You experience difficulty opening and/or closing your mouth
- You grind your teeth
- Your jaw makes a clicking or popping noise
How a night guard works:
Night guards create a barrier between your top and bottom teeth so you cannot grind them together. This also encourages the jaw muscles to relax, reducing the tension that causes headaches and pain. Additionally, a guard is custom designed to fit your teeth to ensure it stays in place while you sleep.