Frequent headaches are debilitating and significantly affect the quality of your life when you can't focus and think clearly. If you are experiencing headaches regularly, especially in the morning, it could be a sign of bruxism, or clenching and grinding your teeth.
Bruxism typically happens at night, while you're sleeping, so many people don't even realize they're doing it. However, it causes many uncomfortable issues including excessive wear to your teeth, tenderness when biting and chewing, and headaches. Since it's difficult to diagnose this condition without the help of your dentist, be sure to discuss frequent headaches with Dr. Harvey or Dr. Bogacz. Your dentist in Concord, NH can help you determine if you are suffering from bruxism during your routine examination.
Custom Mouth Guards
If clenching and grinding is a problem for you, our dentists will recommend a customized night guard for you to wear while you sleep. A night guard is typically made of plastic that you wear over your teeth to protect them from the damage that bruxism causes. It is comfortable to wear, easy to get used to, and fits much like a retainer.