Do you wake up with headaches, neck or jaw pain? If you do, you might be clenching or grinding while you sleep and it is often the case that people do not even realize they are doing it. The cause is unknown, but it’s assumed that stress and anxiety are major factors. If you do find yourself waking up with headaches, neck or jaw pain you might be in need of a night guard. A night guard is an appliance that can help with bruxism, another named used for grinding. Shaped like a horse-shoe, a night guard is similar to a retainer, although made out of thermal plastic material. It is designed to protect your upper and lower teeth from grinding and clenching against each other.
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