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Should You Be Wearing a Nighttime Mouth Guard?

Have you ever woken up in the morning, only to have a sore jaw? That is more common than you may think. It happens when you clench or grind your teeth in your sleep. You wake up in the morning, and not only do your teeth sometimes ache, but your jaw, and often the jaw joint (the TMJ) are quite sore. When this happens, you will likely be recommended to wear a nighttime mouth guard to help protect your teeth. Benefits of Wearing a Nighttime Mouth Guard When you wear a nighttime mouth guard, you allow your mouth to rest like it should in your sleep. It helps to protect your teeth from involuntary...