Many people are afflicted with bruxism, or teeth grinding. Some people may do this consciously during the day, but it is a larger problem at night while you are asleep. Grinding and/or clenching your teeth can damage enamel, wear down teeth, cause jaw pain, and irritate your gums causing recession.
If you grind or clench your teeth you should consider a night guard. The night guard is made of acrylic and provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth while you sleep.
All night guards are custom fitted for comfort and to allow for proper breathing. Impressions are taken in our office and sent to a dental lab that fabricates the night guard. You then will return to our office about 2-3 weeks after and we will customize the fit further and show you how to use and maintain your night guard.
If you suspect you might be clenching or grinding your teeth at night and would like a night guard set up an appointment with us today.