Did you know that grinding, also known as bruxism, can cause irreversible damage to your teeth? Many patients are unaware that grinding or clenching their teeth may be the underlying reason behind jaw pain, ear pain, neck pain, headaches, sensitive teeth, damaged teeth, and other conditions. When left untreated, these problems can disrupt your day and impact your quality of life.
To control grinding or clenching, a night guard is often recommended by dentists. A dental night guard protects your teeth when you’re sleeping at night. Grinding commonly occurs when patients are asleep, which is one of the reasons they are unaware of the issue. There are certain triggers that stimulate teeth grinding and a night guard helps to reduce the stress on your teeth. These specialized splinters are customized to fit and are proven to minimize damage to your teeth. If teeth grinding has led to damage, we can help you restore your healthy, beautiful smile!