Teeth clenching can be worse during the day than at night
Nighttime clenching can be stronger, but it doesn't last as long as daytime clenching. Because of the sustained pressure to our teeth and prolonged muscle spasms during the day, daytime teeth clenching can lead to more broken teeth, fillings and other restorations as well as jaw aches, headaches, neckaches, backaches, and earaches than from nighttime clenching. Wearing a Headache Tamer daytime guard can alleviate daytime symptoms of clenching.
The difference between wearing a daytime Headache Tamer mouthguard and not wearing one is enormous:
Daytime teeth clenching Wearing a Headache Tamer mouthguard
-Force can be up to or greater 0 psi
than 250 psi (measurement of force)
-Huge pressure to posterior teeth -No pressure to the posterior
and muscles of the mouth teeth or muscles of the mouth
-Clenching of the posterior teeth -No clenching of the posterior
teeth or any teeth
-Muscle spasm (mouth, head, neck) -No muscle spasm (muscles
We tend to clench our teeth when we are looking at a computer or phone screen or driving a car or during times of stress such as trying to get to an airport gate on time. Most people are unaware of daytime clenching but are aware of fillings breaking or muscles aching. I recommend wearing a Headache Tamer guard during the day when you think you might be clenching and even when you don't. It will give your teeth and muscles the rest they need.