The Single Most Effective Tool to Help Stop Teeth Grinding

March 02, 2017 2 min read

Do you wake up in the morning with a sore jaw, slight headache, or have chipped and worn down teeth? You might be a part of the 30-40 million Americans affected by Bruxism, also known as grinding your teeth. But don’t worry, there is a simple solution to this very common issue: a mouth guard!

Here are all the benefits associated with using a mouth guard:

  • Protects your Enamel
Your teeth and enamel are two of the hardest substances in your body. It takes some serious clenching and grinding to get to the next layer of the tooth, the dentin. If the next layer, the pulp, is exposed, now you are in some serious trouble. The pulp contains nerves and blood vessels. The tooth may need to be removed because exposed nerves and blood vessels will cause extreme pain. Wearing a mouth guard will prevent any damage to the teeth and possible dentist bills.
  • Jaw Relief
People that are clenching and grinding all night (or day) tend to develop very sore jaw muscles. Next to the heart, the jaw is the second strongest muscle in the body and has a bite strength of 117-265 pounds. A mouth guard will be like a cushion between the teeth and reduce jaw discomfort for people who are chronic grinders and clenchers.
  • Decreased Headaches
One of the side effects of Temporomandibular Disorders is headaches. After using a mouth guard for one short week, headache and neck pain becomes a distant memory. Similar to alleviating jaw pain, the mouth guard will keep the teeth aligned and cushioned, thus decreasing headaches and neck pain associated with the grinding of teeth.
  • Improved Sleeping Habits
No headaches, neck pain, jaw, or back pain - a mouth guard provides the best nights sleep. After consistent use of your mouth guard all of the aches and pains associated with clenching and grinding are fading and you are finally able to get a good night’s sleep. Now, I know what you’re thinking. You don’t have the time or the money to go to the dentist to get fitted for a mouth guard. This is where Dental Duty can help. Our mouth guards are affordable, clear, and comfortable, and made of quality material. Research suggests good oral hygiene results in an overall happier everyday living. Let us change your smile and life, browse our website to purchase your mouth guard today!

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