It is almost impossible not to experience some stress in today’s world. Whether your stress is brought about by your hectic work life, busy home schedule or some unknown culprit, you may be taking the stress out on yourself by grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw.
Do you experience…
- Migraines or tension headaches, especially in the morning after waking up
- Pain when talking, yawning or eating
- Clicking or popping noises in your jaw
- Neck, shoulder or back pain
If you think you may be grinding or clenching you should call your dentist for an evaluation. There may be other less obvious signs that he or she can evaluate you for and treat.
Most people grind their teeth or clench their jaw at night while sleeping but some people do it during the day. Regardless, the dentist can make you a guard to wear that helps prevent damage to the muscles and the joint for opening and closing your mouth and the guard will protect your teeth.
You deserve to treat your body right! If there is a possibility that night guard will help you feel better and be healthier, you should at least ask more about it. In addition, we can do a pre-determination with your dental insurance plan and see how much they will help you with the cost.