Teeth-Grinding & Tension Headache Relief in Ashton, MD

Protecting your smile is an important part of your dental health regimen. Investing in a night guard or mouth guard can prevent injury and relieve tension headaches and jaw pain, leaving your smile strong and healthy.

Grinding and clenching can be caused by misalignment or stress, leading to tension headaches when you wake up. Mouth guards and night guards can help relieve those pesky tension headaches, pain from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), or jaw or facial pain.

Night Guards vs. Sports Mouth Guards

Night guards are worn at night to help align your jaw while you sleep and protect your teeth from grinding or clenching. If you’re experiencing jaw or facial pain, talk to your dentist about getting fitted for a night guard.

Mouth guards are helpful in protecting your teeth during high-contact sports. These custom-made mouthpieces cover the upper teeth and help protect your teeth from being damaged upon impact. Mouth guards distribute the force of impact and reduce the risk of injury to your teeth, cheek, lip, and tongue.

Have Questions? Contact Us Today!

If you’re interested in a mouth guard, night guard, or other tension headache-relieving appliances, contact Ashton Family Dentistry and Orthodontics today to schedule an appointment!