Have you been waking up with a headache on most mornings? There could be a lot of reasons for that pain, but one of the first places you’ll want to check is with us, here at the dental office! Regular morning headaches can be a sign that you are grinding your teeth while you sleep. We call this bruxism, and it’s something you’ll want to take care of as soon as possible. Take a look at a few suggestions below.
Relaxing Before Bed – There are many ways to accomplish this task. We recommend cutting back your caffeine intake, practicing deep breathing and other relaxation techniques, and using warm compresses on your jawline to relax your jaw muscles.
Orthodontic Treatment – Often bruxism is triggered by a misalignment or a crooked tooth. Orthodontic treatment can help these issues, allowing your teeth to be able to rest comfortably.
Protection For Your Teeth – Until you can figure out a solution for your bruxism, protect your teeth from being damaged. Wear a nightguard, this will help protect your teeth from any grinding that might be occurring . This is a custom made plastic piece that fits perfectly over your teeth to prevent breaking and wearing down of your teeth.
Don’t spend another morning with a headache that could have been prevented. Contact us today to set up an appointment. Let us take a look at what’s going on! We can help you find the solution that will work before for your smile and your lifestyle. We can’t wait to hear from you soon.