Nightguards and Snore Guards in Houston, TX
Do you wake up with a sore jaw or headaches? You may be grinding your teeth while you sleep. Clenching and grinding while you sleep, also known as bruxism, can put your health and your teeth in danger.
Nightguards to Treat Bruxism and TMJD
A prolonged bruxism habit can lead to jaw disorders known as TMJD, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Swollen, painful muscles can cause your jaw to feel exhausted and can cause damage to your joint. Symptoms of TMJD include clicking, popping, or locking of your jaw joint. It can also cause pain, tooth sensitivity, neck pain, headaches, migraines, shoulder pain, swelling, and facial tenderness.
A clenching and grinding habit can also cause premature wear to your teeth. Chipped, flattened, and cracked teeth may indicate that you need some protection from a nightguard.
At our North Houston, TX dental office, we create custom nightguards that provide a protective barrier between your upper and lower teeth. A custom nightguard can also help guide your jaw into correct alignment, allowing your muscles to relax.
An investment in a nightguard can protect your health, your teeth, and help you get a better night’s sleep.
Snore Guards for Restful Sleep
Quality sleep is important to your health and to leading a fulfilling and productive lifestyle. Unfortunately, more than 50 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One of the most common issues affecting sleep is snoring, which can be an indicator of obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious health condition that can lead to high blood pressure, heart failure, stroke, and even early death. It also makes you less alert and more fatigued throughout the day.
At HD Dentistry, we treat snoring using oral appliance therapy, a non-invasive solution that provides relief for many snoring sufferers.
As you relax and fall asleep, the muscles at the back of your throat may close, making a vibration that causes loud snoring. If you have ever had a partner that snores, you know it can make getting a good night’s sleep impossible for both of you.
Snore guards gently guide your lower jaw forward, opening the airway at the back of your throat. They provide relief for snoring as well as mild to moderate OSA.
Since your snore guard is custom designed just for you, it will fit snugly, making it comfortable and easy to get accustomed to.
Contact Us to Learn More about Getting a Better Night’s Sleep
Dr. Le, Dr. Javaid, and Dr. Pham look forward to helping you improve and protect your health with effective, non-invasive nightguards or snore guards. Call us to schedule an initial exam, enjoy better sleep, and wake up feeling well rested!