Bruxism (Night Guard)
Bruxism is clenching or grinding your teeth. Some people clench or grind their teeth during the day, while others only grind their teeth while they sleep. Grinding teeth can be caused by a variety of factors including stress and anxiety. Severe bruxism can lead to broken dental fillings, damaged teeth, headaches, and jaw dysfunction (TMJ).
Methods of treatment vary depending on the cause. We will thoroughly investigate and examine the cause of your bruxism to determine which form of treatment is best suited for you. For most cases, a custom-made mouth guard can be used during sleep to prevent grinding at night. This mouth guard will keep your top and bottom teeth from clenching together and will help prevent further damage to your teeth.