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Mouth Guards Can Improve Your Sleep

Posted on 9/20/2018 by Lemond Hunter
Mouth Guards Can Improve Your SleepOne of the keys to good health is a good night's sleep. Unfortunately, some people struggle to get the rest that their body needs. There are plenty of reasons that people struggle to sleep.

If the problem is related to their oral health, they may want to think about the use of a mouth guard. This can help resolve several problems that can disrupt the restful sleep the body wants.

Who Can Benefit?
The first thing to determine is if you can benefit from the mouth guard at all. The most common problems that a mouth guard can help with are:

•  TMJ Disorders.
•  Jaw clenching.
•  Grinding or clenching of teeth when sleeping.

They can also help people that struggle with sleep apnea in some case. All these conditions can disrupt the sleep or even cause insomnia.

What Do Mouth Guards Do

The question people with any of these problems ask is how the mouth guards can fix it. They help in different ways depending on what the problem is. The mouth guards can adjust the position of the teeth and jaw to eliminate the symptoms that come with different problems.

The guards also protect the teeth from damage that can occur while sleeping. Grinding and clenching of the teeth while sleeping can cause broken or damaged teeth and are often a cause of headaches.

The mouth guards can stop the pain that a person feels that prevents them from falling into a deep sleep while also preventing any further damage to the jaw, teeth and gums. They can also help keep the airway open while sleeping which is a cause of snoring and sleep apnea.

The key to mouth guards improving sleep is to make sure they fit properly. Our dental professionals can make mouth guards that fit the individual's mouth. They can reevaluate the mouth guards periodically in case there are any changes.

If you want more information about mouth guards and what they offer you, contact the dental professionals at our offices today.


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