Guard Your Sleep this April
Sleep Apnea Los Altos
You lock your front door habitually at night to keep your home protected, so why not protect your teeth nightly with the same rigor? There are many benefits to wearing a mouthguard while you sleep at night, all of which could improve not only your nights’ sleep, but your days in between too!
Many people clench their jaws or grind their teeth throughout the night, and long-term effects of these habits include chronic headaches all throughout the days to follow. Wearing a nightguard to prevent this clenching and grinding can mean an almost immediate relief to headaches that can often otherwise escalate to migraines- causing not only intense pain, but also long-term effects like interrupting work days or family outings.
Tooth Damage Prevention
Night guards play a critical role in the prevention of tooth damage, because they prevent the top and bottom teeth from colliding together throughout the night. Nightly unconscious grinding can otherwise lead to chipped and broken teeth, and almost always leads to a rougher wear on tooth enamel as compared to those teeth that benefit from the protection of a night guard. This means that wearing a night guard as a preventative measure can save you money on fixing teeth in the long run!
Improving Sleep Patterns
One of the most relieving benefits of wearing a night guard is the almost-immediate effect it will have on your sleep patterns. Night guards provide maximum comfort for your mouth and create relief of the pressure your jaw by aligning both your top and bottom jaw into positions in which they can fully relax. This means no more tossing and turning throughout the night, or waking up with sore facial muscles in the morning!
To learn more about the benefits of wearing a night guard, or to schedule a custom fitting with Dr. Peterson call 650-941-6557 today!