Mouthguards for Teeth Grinding & Snoring Prevention in Webster New York
You might be surprised to learn that Empire Dental Care can help you get better sleep! If you grind your teeth or snore while you sleep, we can help! Grinding your teeth is a condition called Bruxism and it can have several negative effects on your sleep, dental health, and more. Luckily, there is a simple solution that can help you (and your spouse!) get a better night’s sleep. At Empire Dental Care, we provide custom-fit mouthguards for teeth grinding and snoring prevention in Webster NY.
Since you grind your teeth and snore while you are asleep, you may not even realize you are doing it. So, let’s review some of the signs and symptoms that you may benefit from a mouthguard.
Symptoms of Bruxism
Bruxism is when you grind your teeth throughout the night. This excessive grinding of teeth can be caused by a variety of factors including your age, genetics, and levels of anxiety and stress. Symptoms of teeth grinding include
- Frequent, dull headaches, especially that start in the morning
- Ear pain when there is nothing wrong with your ears
- Sore jaw, face, and neck muscles
- Tooth pain
- Flattened teeth
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Damage to your teeth
Mouthguards to Prevent Snoring
With a thorough examination, and usually some X-rays, we can determine if a mouthguard will help you to stop snoring. The shape of your airway and septum can affect the way air moves through your airway as you sleep.
Snoring is a result of air flow causing excessive vibrations in the soft tissues of the upper airway. Mouthguards work to prevent snoring by transitioning your lower jaw slightly down and forward, which allows air to move through your airway more easily. Since you snore while you are asleep, you may not be aware that it is happening. Below are some good indicators that you snore at night and might benefit from a mouthguard:
- You wake up with a sore throat
- You don’t feel rested when you wake up and are tired throughout the day
- You don’t sleep soundly and are restless throughout the night.
Mouthguards for Teeth Grinding and Snoring Prevention at Empire Dental Care
If you are suffering from any of the issues caused by teeth grinding or snoring, please contact Empire Dental Care today for an appointment at 585.671.1650. Our experienced staff will create a custom-fit mouthguard to help you improve the health of your teeth and get a better night’s sleep.