This is a common question among people who have a tendency to grind their teeth in their sleep. Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is a common condition that affects many adults. It occurs when a person grinds or clenches their teeth for extended periods of time, usually during sleep. The result can be painful and uncomfortable, as well as damaging to tooth enamel and other dental structures. But is there a way to cure teeth grinding in your sleep?
What causes bruxism?
Before considering treatments for teeth grinding, it’s important to understand the causes of this condition. A variety of factors have been identified as potential causes of bruxism, including:
- Misalignment in the jaw joint or facial muscles
- Sleep apnoea
- Certain medications
- In some cases, no underlying cause can be identified
Treatments for teeth grinding
Once you’ve determined what may be causing you to grind your teeth, there are a number of treatments available that can help reduce or eliminate the problem. These include lifestyle changes such as reducing stress levels and avoiding alcohol before bedtime, jaw exercises, relaxation techniques, and mouth guards (also known as bruxism splints).
Splints are designed to protect the teeth from further damage by preventing them from coming into contact with each other during sleep. They are custom-made by dentists to fit comfortably over your upper or lower teeth.
Introducing the Happy Sleep mouthguard
The Happy Sleep mouthguard is a revolutionary oral splint that’s scientifically designed to create a comfortable barrier of protection between your upper and lower rows of teeth, thus preventing grinding.
Drawing on 35+ years’ experience successfully treating countless teeth grinding patients, sleep medicine expert Associate Professor Dr. Jack Gerschman specifically designed the Happy Sleep mouthguard with the goal to drastically reduce the discomfort and harmful effects of teeth grinding.
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