Bruxism is excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching. It is a common condition that may occur during the day or at night during sleep. Grinding your teeth can damage enamel, wear down teeth, cause jaw pain, or irritate your gums.
When teeth grinding occurs, a night guard should be considered. A night guard is very similar to a mouth guard worn by athletes, and provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth while you sleep. All night guards are custom fitted and should be checked regularly by a dentist to ensure a proper fit is maintained.
If you suspect you may be grinding your teeth, or someone has advised you of such, call us to book an appointment. We can help!