NTI Night Guards, A Proactive Step to Preventing Migraines

Unbridled teeth clenching or teeth grinding in your sleep can lead to migraine headaches the next day. If you’re constantly waking up to headache pain in the morning, you may have a problem with night-time bruxism. NTI night guards from White Sage Dentistry, Salem, Oregon, offer a solution to migraines caused by clenching or grinding your teeth. Through the use of NTI night guards, you can find headache pain relief.

Headache Prevention through NTI Technology

NTI night guards are specifically designed to prevent teeth clenching during the night to prevent tension headaches the next day. This special mouth guard is worn over your two front teeth to keep them from clenching and grinding as you sleep. Morning migraines are just one of many symptoms of night-time bruxism. Other symptoms include:

  • Chipped, cracked, or worn-down teeth
  • Uneven edges on your front teeth where clenching occurs
  • Broken fillings
  • Jaw pain or discomfort due to clenching your jaw all night long
  • Poor sleep

Most people aren’t aware that they have a problem with bruxism until their dentist points out the symptoms. Once they’re made aware, they can take steps to manage their condition by using a night guard.

Traditional Night Guard vs. NTI Night Guard: What’s the Difference?

Traditional night guards are plastic mouthpieces that cover an entire arch of teeth. When worn over the top or bottom teeth, they form a protective barrier against the effects of tooth grinding.

NTI night guards provide the same protection but go one step further to reduce muscle activity to keep your jaw from clenching. As your muscles relax, there’s less pressure on your jaw and teeth. Releasing this pressure helps prevent tension headaches the next day. NTI night guards are smaller and less bulky to wear, making it easier for people to get used to them. If headache prevention is your goal, NTI night guards can provide the relief you need.

To learn more about NTI night guards and their role in preventing migraine headaches, contact Dr. Shruti Jadeja from White Sage Dentistry, Salem, OR at (503) 877-1626.

What makes an NTI night guard unique and how does it work?

An NTI night guard is more advanced than a traditional night guard. It is designed to cover only the front teeth so it is less intrusive and is more comfortable and easier to wear. NTI night guards work to reduce muscle activity so that your jaw doesn’t clench, relieving pressure on your jaw and teeth.

Who can benefit from using an NTI night guard?

You may benefit from an NTI night guard if you experience migraines or tension headaches or if you grind your teeth at night. Many people don’t know that they grind their teeth at night and may be unaware that this is the cause of their headaches. If you often wake up with headaches, you may benefit from an NTI night guard.

How does an NTI night guard prevent headaches?

An NTI night guard works to prevent headaches that are caused by teeth grinding by reducing muscle activity related to teeth grinding or clenching at night. By cushioning the contact points between the front teeth, an NTI night guard prevents the back teeth from coming into contact, thereby alleviating strain to the jaw and other muscles. This strain is what often causes morning migraines and other headaches, so an NTI night guard is able to prevent these headaches.

Can I wear my NTI night guard during the day?

No, your NTI night guard is specifically designed to be worn during sleep, so it is not suitable for daytime use. Wearing it during the day may inhibit your ability to eat, speak, and otherwise function normally.

How long does it take to see results from wearing an NTI night guard?

Everyone’s experience using an NTI night guard is unique, so the results may vary. Many patients report seeing results in just a few weeks of wearing their NTI night guard consistently. Remember to follow your dentist’s instructions and use your night guard consistently for the best results. 

Shruti Jadeja DDS

Dr. Shruti Jadeja

Shruti Jadeja, DDS graduated from dental school in India, her home country, where she practiced dentistry for three years before moving to the USA in 2010. She worked with a great researcher at the UCLA School of Dentistry in Oral Biology and studied at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. After living in California and Colorado, she moved to Oregon, where she has been providing compassionate, high-quality dental care for patients from the community.

Dr. Jadeja’s goal is healthy, happy smiles for all patients in and around Salem, Oregon.