Could Bruxism be the cause of your TMJ Pain and Headaches?

Millions of people deal with teeth grinding and the painful symptoms of Bruxism on a daily basis.

If you consistently wake up in the morning with a dull, deep headache which may not go away during the day, you could be suffering from the symptoms of Bruxism, a fairly common condition that affects more than 60 million adults in the U.S. alone.  It occurs when a person subconsciously clenches their jaw and grind their teeth excessively. Because the jaw is capable of exerting more than 250 pounds of force when clenching, it is possible this extreme force can lead to temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ) that, in turn, can cause persistent and nagging headaches that could potentially affect your overall quality of life.

What Is Bruxism/TMJ Headaches?

The temporomandibular joints are flexible joints found on each side your head in front of your ear.  Responsible for all your jaw movements including eating and talking, they are the most active joints in the body and thus endure a lot of wear and tear. They connect your lower jaw to the temporal bone of the skull.  Excessive clenching (Bruxing) which generally occurs when you are sleeping, puts pressure on the joints and as a result can cause pain in the head, neck and face. 

Sometimes the cause of the headaches can be surprising. For many people the pain that emanates from the head can be traced back to their teeth, their bite relationship and the alignment of the lower jaw. If you have pain around your forehead, temples, back of head or radiating down your neck, that pain usually comes from muscle. Unfortunately, most Bruxism sufferers are not even aware that their teeth or jaw clenching is causing their TMJ headaches and accept this daily pain as a way of life.

Possible Symptoms of Bruxism/TMJ Headaches

Let's take a look at some of symptoms of Bruxism and/or TMJ headaches. It's best to be aware of these signs as these symptoms may be an indicator that you suffer from Bruxism.

1) Teeth Grinding

2) Teeth Clenching

3) Jaw Pain

4) Facial Pain

5) Neck pain

6) Ringing in the Ears (Tinnitus)

7) Difficulty chewing or biting

8) Earache

9) Tenderness in the Jaw

10.) Pain in the cheek muscles

While you could experience some, or all of these potential symptoms, the two most common ones are teeth grinding and/or teeth clenching.  Many people will only experience these symptoms temporarily as stress is believed to be the trigger and symptoms may dissipate once the stressful event has passed. However, the resulting pain can be too persistent to ignore. Although, there is currently no medication to relieve Bruxism, the recommended treatment for Bruxism is the use of a dental grind guard.   Ora-GUARD® is a dental grind guard unlike any other dental grind guard available on the market today and can help alleviate the painful symptoms associated with Bruxism..

What is the Ora-GUARD® Dental Grind Guard?

1) Easy, Self-fit

With the Ora-GUARD® dental grind guard, an easy, individualized custom-like fit is widely achieved at home with a simple 60 second microwave or a boil and bite fitting process.  

2) Secure Fit

Dealing with a dental grind guard that does not stay securely in place while wearing is not only uncomfortable but unsafe. Some products, due to their design, may not stay in place and you may wake up the next morning with it on your pillow. Ora-GUARD’s revolutionary lower jaw design with flexible labial strap and molar gripping “T” bars fits securely in the mouth for maximum effectiveness.

3) Comfortable to Fit

FDA cleared, Ora-GUARD® is small enough to fit comfortably on your lower teeth in your mouth. The smaller size is a comfortable “fit-tight” allows you to easily talk and breathe while wearing the Ora-GUARD®, day or night. Less bulk means a more comfortable product when worn as indicated.

4) Durable

Most other products rely on “soft surface barriers” to keep teeth from grinding together at night. The problem is that this soft material doesn’t allow your teeth and jaws to move naturally, meaning you still end up with a sore TMJ muscle in the morning. Worse yet, the soft material breaks down quickly under the intense pressure of heavy teeth grinding, meaning the life of these devices can be measured in as little as a few weeks. Ora-GUARD® uses a soft, medical grade material for fitting and to provide a cushion during clenching, plus a patented hard surface design that allows your teeth and jaws to slide naturally forward, protecting your teeth from the damaging effects of grinding and avoiding the “tension pain” in the TMJ muscle.

5) Effective

Ora-GUARD®’s patented “Bite Plate Wedge Design” slides the lower jaw down and forward. This relaxes the jaw muscles, relieving head and neck pain, sleep disruption and tooth damage. It also opens the airway and allows for natural breathing and airflow, making it easier to breathe. By relaxing the jaw muscles, it helps to alleviate symptoms of pain in the TMJ.

No Other Dental Grind Guards Compare

If you have been suffering from painful Bruxism and/or TMJ headaches as a result of teeth grinding and didn’t even realize it, you have an immediate, over-the-counter solution. The new, patented Ora-GUARD® dental grind guard protects teeth from the effects of teeth grinding and jaw clenching, and gives you the relief you or someone you know have been looking for.

The Ora GUARD® dental grind guard was developed by Bite Tech, an innovation-driven oral health products company that manufactures and sells oral products to the dental channel and athletic mouthguards to sporting goods and mass retailers.

Bite Tech Inc. holds more than 45 patents and pending patents for its innovative, proprietary designs and technologies. Bruxism sufferers look to Bite Tech dental grind guards Ora-GUARD® for relief from teeth grinding and jaw pain while athletes in virtually all sports rely on athletic mouthguards manufactured by Bite Tech for protection and performance improvement on and off the field.

6) A 6 Month Satisfaction Guarantee

Bite Tech offers a 6 month Satisfaction Guarantee.  We are confident that Ora-GUARD® will help you “find the relief you have been looking for”™ and if for any reason you are not satisfied with the Ora-GUARD® Dental Grind Guard during the first 6 months of use, Bite Tech will send a free replacement Dental Grind Guard product to you, at no charge, or refund your purchase price.