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Mouth Guard

for Teeth Grinding

If you experience teeth grinding at night, purchasing a mouth guard that prevents grinding may be the easy fix you’ve been looking for. There are tons of options when it comes to it and getting through the variety can be a hurdle. That’s what we’re here to help you with. Let’s take a look at the top dental night guards that help reduce tooth grinding.

Boil-and-bite

Made of a thermoplastic material that softens in boiling water, the mouthguard is boiled and placed in cold water, then bitten down and shaped around the teeth using finger and tongue pressure to match the shape of your teeth to create a custom impression.

 

Mail-In Custom

The buyer uses an impression kit sent by the seller to make a model of their teeth and then the seller professionally makes a personalized mouth guard for the customer’s mouth. Usually this type of custom mouth guard provides the greatest comfort and protection than other types of mouth guards, but it is more expensive

Stock

The stock mouthguards are pre-made, also called One-size-fits-all mouthguards, they get mixed reviews from users and can be bought at most sporting goods stores and department stores, they can provide a quick, economical and convenient solution that can be worn at any time, but they may not fit as well and are not generally recommended by dentists for your use.

When to visit a dentist

You should see your dentist from the start when you come with severe teeth grinding symptoms such as jaw pain, limited ability to open the mouth. or your dentist may notice these signs during regular checkups, such as broken teeth.

If you’ve tried any mouthguard and still have pain or any other teeth grinding symptoms, it’s time to go back to the dentist. Also, if a mouthguard is causing discomfort or other problems, you should do the same, and it is very important to see your dentist promptly.

Teeth grinding, or bruxism, can cause a variety of problems, such as headaches, jaw pain, muscle tightness, and broken teeth.

There are two types of bruxism:

Diurnal Bruxism: grinding teeth while awake, caused by tight jaw muscles.

Nocturnal Bruxism: grinding teeth during sleep, caused by series factors, such as stress and anxiety, caffeine, alcohol, and certain medications.

 

The Symptoms of Bruxism

While you may not realize that you are grinding your teeth, bruxism can cause: increased wear of the teeth, tooth fractures, poor sleep, headaches, pain in the jaw joint, an earache, limited ability to open the mouth, stiffness and tenderness in the jaw muscles, tenderness of the temporal muscles, located on the sides of the head near the temples.

Usually grinding teeth in sleep is more difficult to treat. If you do suspect that you are grinding your teeth at night, the best thing to do is to visit your dentist for a full evaluation. If your teeth grinding is a problem associated with periods of high stress or poor sleep, an over-the-counter mouth guard can be a short-term solution – our experts say to use it for two weeks to a month – but long-term use is not recommended.

Other Treatment Options

Whether you grind your teeth at night or during the day, your dentist may recommend one or more of the following methods to prevent or treat teeth grinding, which definitely happens for a reason, and we can eventually make improvements by finding the root cause and then treating the problem.
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Restorative treatment

This relates to addressing the damage to the teeth.
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Physical therapy

This may help to relieve muscle pain or stiffness and the effect will be more pronounced.
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Psychotherapy

This will be effective if the cause of tooth grinding is related to stress.
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Medication

Anti-anxiety medications, sedatives or muscle relaxants may help, depending on the cause of the teeth grinding.
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