Many patients are unaware that they are grinding their teeth because it often happens while they sleep. They wake up with a headache, toothache or a sore face. In addition to causing discomfort, grinding can wear away or fracture tooth enamel and may eventually loosen teeth. Stressful situations, sleep problems, an abnormal bite, and crooked or missing teeth may be responsible. Grinding is a common occurrence for many people at some time or another. If you suspect that you are routinely grinding your teeth, we suggest a night guard that can be worn while sleeping.
We offer custom-made nightguards from soft material to fit your teeth. The nightguard slips over the upper and lower teeth and prevents contact between them. In addition to providing cushioning, the nightguard relieves some of the pressure of grinding and clenching, which can damage delicate jaw joints.