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Ways Mouth Guards Help Improve Sleep

Posted on 3/30/2020 by Tropic Dental
Ways Mouth Guards Help Improve SleepYou may associate mouth guards with sports, but they're also used in dentistry. Dental mouth guards vary slightly compared to sports mouth guards.

However, they function almost the same. The main purpose of a dental mouth guard is to protect the teeth. They can be made of different materials depending on its purpose. The most common material dental mouth guards are made of is EVA plastic or a silicone hybrid.

We use dental mouth guards to cure a variety of dental conditions. In most cases, we use mouth guards to help people sleep better. It may seem strange that a mouth guard can help you get a better night's rest, but it's true. We use dental mouth guards to stop people from grinding their teeth at night.

Why a Mouth Guard Aids People Who Grind Their Teeth

People who grind their teeth may wake up in the morning feeling groggy. They may even feel like they haven't slept at all. A dental mouth guard helps people get better sleep because it helps to keep their airway open. When a person grinds their teeth at night, they obstruct their airway. This causes them to stop breathing. When a person stops breathing while they sleep, they wake up without even realizing it. Doing this multiple times a night makes people feel tired in the morning.

Dental mouth guards also will make your teeth feel better in the morning. Nighttime teeth grinding puts a lot of pressure on your teeth. This pressure causes your jaw and teeth to become sore. If you wake up in the morning with a sore mouth, you could probably benefit from a mouth guard. If you're interested in getting a mouth guard to get a better night's rest, call our office. We can set up a consultation to see if you would benefit from a dental mouth guard.
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