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You Can Get Better Sleep With a Mouth Guard and Here Is How


Posted on 1/23/2018 by Office Manager
Mouth Guard Anchorage Dental Associates AK 99503-2838People who have problems getting a good night's sleep like those suffering from bruxism, or sleep apnea can benefit from keeping a mouth guard on while sleeping.

This is because the appliance works to position parts of your mouth correctly, so your airways are able to draw in and let the air out without any obstructions.

A mouth guard does not only improve your quality of sleep, but it also corrects your breathing, which affects your cardiovascular system during sleep.

Prevents Constant Grinding and Teeth Clenching


Bruxism is a condition where you grind and clench your teeth during sleep. When this happens, your teeth can be damaged because of the impact. Just like oral appliances used by boxers or soccer players, mouth guards help protect your teeth from sustaining injuries by covering your teeth with the appliance.

Not only is it a protective shield against the impact of clenching and grinding, but also corrects the alignment of your tongue and air passage so your breathing is not obstructed. Additionally, mouth guards can be customized to perfectly fit your mouth, so it does not affect your comfort when sleeping.

Helps You Breathe Properly During Sleep


Mouth guards or what are sometimes called as a mouthpiece helps you get a good night's sleep by correcting the position of your tongue in relation to your air passage. It helps air continuously flow in and out of your mouth, which correlates to better sleep.

Also, as your mouth needs a steady supply of saliva to keep bacteria from flourishing, mouth guards can be used to supply your mouth with such because it helps prevent mouth dryness from setting in. This is an important aspect of keeping a good oral health. It also lessens the risk of having tooth decay.

If you need more information about the importance of mouth guards and how it can help you get a better sleep, simply give us a call and we'll be happy to help.
Anchorage Dental Associates's accepts Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, United Concordia Dental, Delta Dental, Aetna, Moba Health, Cigna, Tricare and Medicaid insurance providers

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