Avoiding stressors in the over-scheduled world we live in today is impossible.
With so many demands and pressures to run a household, get ahead at work and still make time for family and friends – we just can’t get away from rising stress levels.
But, all of that stress may be negatively affecting our health in ways we don’t realize. Like in our mouths while we’re sleeping.
Teeth grinding affects around one third of the population. Half of these individuals grind often enough to cause damage to their teeth and also their jaws due to clenching. This is a stress-induced condition known as bruxism.
Women, men, and even young people are at risk of developing bruxism, especially teens between the ages of 14 and 18. More and more, athletes who deal with both physical and psychological stress day-in and day-out and our veterans suffering from post-combat PTSD are exhibiting signs of the condition.
When symptoms like tooth wear, jaw pain, and migraine headaches begin to occur, you should consult your dentist immediately. Because when left untreated, bruxism can develop into temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome–injury to the jaw–requiring costly dental reconstructive surgery to remedy.
However, you can treat bruxism before it develops into a serious issue, such as permanent teeth damage, with the help of an over-the-counter mouth guard.
You need a dental protector that provides full coverage of all of your teeth as you sleep. Made of a durable, yet flexible material. With a comfortable fit. And of course, it has to be affordable.
The patented two-layer design of The Doctor’s® NightGuard® meets all of these needs and more to help protect your teeth and jaw from the damage caused by clenching and grinding at night.
And best of all, it’s customizable to your mouth for a secure fit that won’t dislodge or move around as you sleep.
Just follow The Doctor’s® easy three-step process: Prep, heat and fit. The warm water allows the soft top layer of the NightGuard® to form securely around your teeth for a perfect fit that protects your bite.
The firm outer layer of the protector adds structure to help prevent wear-through during clenching, while also providing enough resilience to reduce bite impact and alleviate jaw tension.
Its flexible feel and slanted front are designed to keep your gums and lips comfortable while sleeping.
Nightly wear of The Doctor’s® NightGuard® can help prevent bruxism and save you costly dental reconstructive surgery.
You can’t avoid stress, but it is possible to manage it. Give yoga a try. Get more sleep at night. Change your diet. Go for a walk. Find an outlet you enjoy to release your feelings of anxiety.
Try a dental guard.
If you can stop stress from affecting the oral and overall health of your whole family with a simple, affordable solution, why wouldn’t you?