Bruxism, or teeth clenching and grinding, is very common in children as well as adults, but unfortunately it is often overlooked or untreated. Some people may consciously clench or grind their teeth during the day, but it is a larger problem at night while you are asleep. Grinding your teeth can greatly damage them, cause jaw pain, and contribute to gum recession and bone loss around the teeth. The noise from teeth grinding can also disturb your spouse's sleep if loud enough.
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 bite adjustment. We 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 many years with proper care. If you suspect you might be grinding your teeth at night set up an appointment with us today.