In light of the economic downturn, soaring gas prices and impending election, Americans are reporting unprecedented levels of stress. Stress can be devastating to our overall health and well-being but few people know that it can wreak havoc on your oral health as well. When it comes to stress, your mouth may have something to say.
According to the American Dental Association about 95% of Americans suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding) or clinching their teeth at some point in their lives. The main causes for bruxism are stress, tension and anxiety. Bruxism can impact your teeth, facial alignment and overall well-being as well as interrupt sleep patterns and lead to severe jaw pain.
DenTek(R) Oral Care recently launched the Comfort-Fit Nightguard offering sufferers the most comfortable, over-the-counter solution to nighttime teeth grinding available. Comfort-Fit is similar to other nightguards but features key upgrades such as no boiling required, the least material of any nightguard on the market and a smaller, more comfortable lower-teeth fit. Ready to wear right out of the package, it is easily adjustable and costs a fraction of the price of nightguards fitted at a dental office.
Danielle, a 26-year-old teeth-grinding sufferer said, “this nightguard sits comfortably in my mouth and I don’t even notice it during the night! I highly recommend it to anyone. The design is sleek and simple and the product does what it claims.”
“A well-fitting night guard can be a simple solution for protecting your teeth from the ill effects of bruxism,” said Dr. Noshir Mehta, Director of the Craniofacial Pain Center at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. “Severe bruxers grind with such force they could literally crack a walnut with their teeth,” he said.
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