"Our clients swear by stress guards for a number of different reasons. Most commonly used to protect your teeth from wearing due to grinding or clenching, a condition called Bruxism. More reasons to wear a stress guard include the reduction of jaw pain, to stop clicking and popping of the jaw, to help prevent and stop lock jaw. Whatever your reason, wearing a stress guard and consistent use of it, offers significant key advantages."
Prevention of Tooth Damage
This is one of the more critical benefits of wearing a stress guard. The nightly unconscious grinding and clenching of the teeth and jaw can lead to chipped teeth, damaged fillings, and excessive wear of the teeth and of the enamel. Wearing a stress guard will safeguard your comfort and the quality of your smile.
Less Tension and Less Pain
Stress guards are comfortable, practical, and lightweight. Your Hygienist will design your stress guard specifically for your teeth in a way that reduces the stress placed on your jaw joints and muscles. This effectively reduces wear and tear and ensures that your teeth are protected.
Headaches are just one of the many discomforts that come with TMD (temporomandibular disorders). Stress guards make a tremendous difference when it comes to these everyday aches and pains. Many are surprised that after using their stress guard consistently they experience fewer or no temporal headaches or associated neck pain.
Long Term Money Saving
The tooth damage caused by the unconscious nightly grinding and clenching of your teeth and jaw tends to be quite costly. Perhaps the greatest downside of teeth clenching is that it slowly but surely destroys your teeth over the years. When this happens, the restorative dental treatments required for both aesthetic and functional purposes are an expensive investment.
Improved Sleep Patterns
Stress guards provide maximum comfort while minimizing your symptoms, which ends up drastically improving your sleep patterns. Stress guard positions your jaw in such a way that facilitates muscle relaxation, and by keeping these muscles relaxed, you can avoid the stress-filled sleep that often accompanies TMD.