Are you grinding your teeth or snoring excessively at night?
Grinding your teeth or snoring at night might seem harmless, but they can have harmful effects on your health. Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, a serious health condition that causes breathing to stop during sleep periodically.
Teeth grinding and/or clenching causes wear on your teeth and can lead the facial muscles to become sore and overworked. About 20% of the adult population engages in this behavior, and it is a common response to a stressful life. At Dr. Zak Dental we recommend using a Night Guard to lessen both of these problems.
This oral appliance is worn in the mouth during sleep, and it helps move the jaw forward and/or hold the mouth open.