Mouthguards for Teeth Grinding and Snoring Prevention in Albion, NY
Believe it or not, your dental professional can help you sleep better! If you are having difficulty getting a full night’s rest, contact us to help relieve problems commonly associated with grinding your teeth or snoring. Teeth grinding is a condition referred to as bruxism, and it can have several negative effects on both your sleep and overall dental health. When seeking a better night’s sleep, there are simple solutions that we can provide at Albion Family Dental.
Symptoms of Bruxism
You may not even realize you are grinding your teeth at night. That is why it is beneficial to know the different signs to look out for. Grinding your teeth during the night can be caused by several different factors. This includes age, genetics, stress, and anxiety. You may be grinding your teeth at night if you experience:
- Reoccurring headaches that can be experienced right away when you wake up
- Ear pain without an obvious cause
- Sore neck, jaw, or face muscles
- Flattened teeth
- Tooth pain
- Damage to teeth such as cracks, breaks, and chips
- Increased tooth sensitivity
Mouthguards to Help You Stop Snoring
Snoring is more than just an annoyance to the person lying in bed with you, or if serious enough, others in the household. It can also affect your quality of sleep, leaving you restless and tired on a daily basis. We can provide an examination that often includes X-rays to get a full picture of your dental health. This will help us determine if you could benefit from a custom mouthguard.
The shape of your septum and airway plays a major role in how smoothly air moves through your airway during sleep. If airflow creates excessive vibrations in your upper airway’s soft tissues, it can lead to snoring. This is also often a sign that you are not getting enough airflow.
A mouthguard can help to improve the airflow going through your airway and septum. Mouthguards also help to prevent snoring by moving your lower jaw into a position that is forward and down. This can be all you need to reduce or completely eliminate your snoring issue.
Unless you have someone with you who can attest to your snoring, you may not even realize you do so in your sleep. Typical indications include:
- Waking up with dry and potentially sore throat
- Excessive tiredness
- Waking up feeling like you barely slept
- Inability to sleep soundly
- Restless during the night
Mouthguards for Snoring and Bruxism Prevention at Albion Family Dental
If you find it difficult to get sleep throughout the night, we can help. We understand how grinding your teeth or snoring can negatively impact your quality of life. With a custom mouthguard, you can finally experience better sleep while also preventing damage to your teeth. Contact our office to schedule an examination to determine if a mouthguard can improve your sleep.