Tooth grinding, clenching and snoring not only cause dental injury, but have serious effects on reducing your (and probably your partner’s) ability to get a good night’s sleep.
Snoring is almost always caused by a restricted airflow at the back of the throat. This happens when the jaw falls to the back of the mouth when relaxed during sleep, thus forcing air between the tongue and the back of the throat, making the throat vibrate loudly – resulting in snoring.
This effect is made worse by lying on your back, causing the jaw to fall back more. Snoring is also worse when overweight, or relaxed after a drink or two.
The most common anti-snoring measure is the use of a soft-moulded mouth guard.
An ultra-comfort mouth guard relaxes the jaw muscles which prevents teeth grinding and clenching thus alleviates problems that may cause dental injuries such as Bruxism, TMJ and related symptoms such as facial muscle pain, spasms, neck and joint pain, insomnia, shoulder pain and headaches. The primary benefit of sleeping with a mouth guard is the noticeable reduction in snoring.
At Holford Partners Curaden, we measure and provide you with a true custom fit gum shield or mouth guard which is a moulded bite splint for your teeth. Individual adjustments are made to ensure the mold fits securely and comfortably.