Many people struggle to get a good night’s sleep. But did you know that oral health problems might be the reason you are tossing and turning at night? If you have problems falling asleep or staying asleep, or if you struggle with fatigue or jaw pain throughout the day, we can help.
Are You Grinding Your Teeth?
Teeth grinding during the night is very common. Because this grinding happens while you sleep, you might not even know this is a problem for you. Grinding your teeth can interrupt your sleep and cause tooth or jaw pain throughout the day. Like snoring, grinding can also create an unpleasant noise that can wake your partner. If you think you might be grinding your teeth, talk with your dentist.
The Benefits of a Professional Nightguard
If you grind your teeth, a nightguard can help. A nightguard is a protective cover that fits over your teeth at night to prevent grinding. While you can purchase a DIY nightguard kit at most pharmacies, getting a professional nightguard made by your dentist is the only way to ensure a proper fit. Your nightguard will help to support your jaw during sleep and prevent grinding, saving you pain and allowing you to sleep better. It will also protect your teeth from the long-term damage that can come from grinding.
Other Sleep Problems
Teeth grinding isn’t the only dental problem that can impact your sleep. Snoring, sleep apnea, and other issues can also keep you awake at night. Having a dentist evaluate your symptoms can get to the root of the problem. To make an appointment with a qualified dentist, call Bayside Dental at 979-330-4113 today.