Monday, August 4, 2014
Sleep Tight? ...You May Need a Night Guard
Typically, most people don’t think of headaches as a dental problem but grinding or clenching your teeth while you sleep can create significant pain in your head and facial muscles. It is unnatural for your jaws to touch tightly together all night long. Muscles in your face, head and in front of your ears can go into spasm, causing great pain and headaches the next day. Since this grinding or clenching occurs during sleep, many people are not aware that they are doing it. A dentist can fabricate a custom hard acrylic night guard which will keep the jaws apart during sleep so it forces the muscles to relax. If your muscles are relaxed, there is no pain. It is a simple solution for a complex problem.