When you grind your teeth at night, there are many signs to be aware of when you wake up the next morning. Sometimes when the person grinds their teeth, they also clench their jaw shut tight, as well.
This becomes a problem when trying to relax the jaw and protect the teeth in the mouth. You want to make that you notice the signs and then reduce the grinding that is being done to protect the teeth.
Signs You are a Teeth Grinder
When your jaw and teeth hurt after a long night, you can expect that this has something to do with you grinding or holding your jaw tight throughout the night.
This is something that has to be fixed since grinding your teeth can lead to fractured teeth, pain in the mouth, lock jaw or even missing teeth. Grinding your teeth is not something that you want to do since this can lead to problems in the mouth overall.
Grinding your teeth can be fixed with a mouth guard that protects both the top and the bottom teeth in the mouth. This is a guard that is required to ensure that you do not break the teeth.
Wear and tear are also common, as well as worn down enamel, making the teeth less than strong. You do not want to worry about broken teeth or having more cavities. You also do not want to run an aching jaw throughout the week from clenching and grinding the teeth.
If you want to know more about the mouth guards that can help you and the grinding that you do, speak with us here. Our dental professionals can speak with you more regarding the mouth guard and what to expect when it comes to grinding and not being able to stop.
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