Bruxism, or teeth clenching and grinding, can damage teeth and be harmful to one's long-term oral health.
Adults affected by bruxism, or teeth clenching and grinding, may present a variety of symptoms, including enamel wear, gum recession, increased tooth sensitivity, jaw pain, headaches and earaches. Night guards, also referred to as occlusal guards, are recommended to protect these patients, and reduce their symptoms.
These custom-made appliances are designed to be worn at night to manage clenching, grinding, and other TMJ disorders. They are made of durable plastic and molded to comfortably fit the shape of your teeth. There are many benefits to a night guard including reducing headaches, improving posture and breathing, reducing stress and tension, and avoiding future wear fracture of your teeth.Back