Conquer Teeth Grinding: Dispelling Common Misconceptions About Night Guards!

Conquer Teeth Grinding: Dispelling Common Misconceptions About Night Guards!

If you’re reading this, then you probably have teeth-grinding problems. And if you do, then you’re not alone. Statistics show that over 50% of Americans suffer from teeth grinding at some point in their life.  While most cases of teeth grinding are mild, it can cause serious damage to the teeth, jaw muscles, and even the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about teeth grinding that can prevent people from seeking proper treatment.

In this blog, we will dispel some of the more common misconceptions about night guards.

Misconception #1: Night guards are uncomfortable to wear.

Some people may believe that night guard are bulky and uncomfortable to wear, but this is not the case. While some night guards may feel cumbersome at first, most are designed to be comfortable and non-intrusive.

At ShopRemi.com, we offer custom-fitted night guards that are designed to fit your mouth perfectly, providing maximum comfort and protection while you sleep.

Misconception #2: Night guards are only for people with teeth-grinding problems.

This is not the case! While teeth grinding is most commonly associated with people who have trouble sleeping, it can also be a problem for people who don't grind their teeth often. In fact, up to 50% of Americans suffer from some form of tooth grinding at some point in their life.

Whether you grind your teeth during the day or at night, a custom-fitted night guard from ShopRemi can provide maximum protection and comfort.

Misconception #3: Night guards are only effective if used every night.

While nightly use is the most effective way to achieve maximum effectiveness, using a night guard every night is not required. In fact, using a night guard intermittently can also be effective in protecting your teeth and jaw muscles.

Misconception #4: Night guards are only necessary for severe teeth grinding.

While it is true that severe teeth grinding may require a more robust night guard, even mild cases of bruxism can benefit from a night guard. In fact, wearing a night guard can help prevent mild cases from progressing to more severe levels.

Misconception #5: Night guards are expensive.

While some night guards can be expensive, ShopRemi.com offers affordable, custom-fitted night guards designed to fit any budget. In addition, using a night guard can prevent more costly dental problems from developing in the future.  Plus, their Club option saves you even more money and comes with many other benefits, such as free expedited shipping and never having to retake your impressions, unless you need to.

Misconception #6: Night guards are not effective.

Night guards are an effective way to protect your teeth and jaws from the damaging effects of teeth grinding. While they may not cure bruxism, they can help prevent further damage and relieve symptoms like jaw pain and headaches.

So what can you do to conquer this problem? Here are a few tips to help:

  1. Know the Causes:The first and most important step is to know why you’re grinding your teeth in the first place.  If you know the root cause, you can start to address it. Some of the most common causes of teeth grinding include stress, boredom, nervousness, and eating too much or too fast. Once you understand the triggers, you can start to figure out how to deal with them.
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    1. Try a Night Guard:If teeth grinding makes you stressed out, and you don't know what to do about it, consider investing in a custom-fitted night guard. These unique devices can help to stop grinding your teeth by providing a physical barrier between your teeth and your jawbone.
    1. Make Sure You're Sleeping Correctly and Getting a Good Night's Sleep: Part of the reason people grind their teeth at night is that they're not sleeping soundly. Ensure you get a good night's sleep, and avoid using electronic devices close to your bedtime. This will help to reduce the amount of stress you're under and help you to sleep better overall. Believe it or not, sleep is key when it comes to teeth grinding. When you're tired, your jaw tends to relax, and your teeth can start grinding against each other. Try to get at least seven hours of sleep every night to help reduce the chances of teeth grinding.
    1. Eat a Balanced Diet:One of the most common causes of teeth grinding is eating too much or too fast. Make sure to eat a balanced diet that includes enough protein, calcium, and vitamins D and K. These nutrients help to buffer against stress and keep your teeth healthy.
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      1. Take Care of Your Teeth and Brush and Floss Regularly: While tooth grinding is usually due to problems with sleep or eating habits, neglecting your teeth can also contribute to bruxism. Many people don't brush their teeth regularly enough, leading to plaque build-up on their teeth and eventually tooth grinding. Not brushing also increases the risk of cavities as well. Make sure to brush your teeth twice a day and use floss daily to remove any plaque buildup.

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      1. Relax Your Teeth:One of the best ways to conquer tooth grinding is to relax your teeth and jaw muscles. This can be done through techniques like relaxation exercises and deep-breathing exercises.  Meditation, yoga, or other relaxation techniques also work. Not only will this relieve stress and tension in your body, but it will also help to stop teeth grinding.

      If you're looking for help conquering teeth grinding, ShopRemi.com is here to help. We offer a range of custom-fitted night guards designed to fit your budget. Have more questions?  Our team is always available to answer your questions. 

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      Custom night guards are a safe, effective, and affordable treatment for teeth grinding. By dispelling these common misconceptions, we encourage you to seek treatment for bruxism and protect your teeth and oral health. At ShopRemi.com, our custom-fitted night guards are designed to provide maximum comfort and protection while you sleep. Order yours today and conquer teeth grinding for good!

      Ana | Remi Dental Technician



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