Some spouses know that their “other half” has experienced stress during the day, merely from sharing their bedroom that evening. They need to sleep with a pillow over their head, repeatedly wake up, or move to another room to escape the sound of grinding teeth. It resembles a dog chewing on a bone, with his mouth closed. Others have characterized this as “someone with a mouthful of rocks”.
The appropriate solution for tooth grinders is a Night Guard, fashioned from a dental impression at our office. It lightly snaps over teeth in the top jaw and provides a flat surface that doesn’t encourage the grinding movement because teeth just slide over the hard surface, eventually wearing it thin. At that point, it can be replaced if still needed. Sweet dreams!
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