When was the last time you were startled awake in the middle of the night by a strange sound? It can be pretty scary to go from complete peaceful sleep to completely terrified in a split second. Your heart begins to beat frantically, and you try to discover the source of the strange noise. Did you know that you could have a peculiar sound happening in your bedroom every night without you knowing it?
Bruxism is a condition that typically happens while you’re sleeping. It is the harmful act of excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching. Teeth grinding can produce a loud, strange noise from your mouth. It can sound like two rocks being rubbed together or someone walking on hard floors with skies on!
Harmful Effects of Bruxism
If you grind or clench your teeth at night, not only can it be noisy, but also, more importantly, it can cause a great deal of harm to you. It can lead to damaged teeth, worn down teeth, headaches and tooth sensitivity. Earaches and jaw disorders can result from your destructive nighttime habit as well.
A Solution for Your Bruxism
If you suffer from bruxism, it can be hard to break the habit because you’re doing it unconsciously while you sleep. A night guard is an excellent tool for preventing bruxism. Jefferson Dental Care will help you determine if you grind your teeth while you sleep. We will fit you with a night guard that will provide the protection you need at night to give you a peaceful night’s sleep, knowing that you are not unwillingly harming your teeth while you sleep.
Call Jefferson Dental Care today for a night’s sleep that involves peace and quiet.
Posted on behalf of Jefferson Dental Care