Many people are afflicted with bruxism, also known as teeth grinding and clenching. Some people do this consciously during the day, but most people with this problem also grind at night while asleep. Grinding your teeth can damage enamel, wear down teeth (at times making them sensitive), cause jaw pain, or irritate your gums. The noise from teeth grinding can also disturb your significant other's sleep.
If you grind your teeth you should consider a night guard. The night guard 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. Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and have the night guard created by a dental lab. Night guards are very durable and can be used for up to 10 years.
If you suspect you might be grinding your teeth at night set up an appointment with us today.