Excessive jaw clenching and bruxism can accelerate tooth and jaw deterioration. Meanwhile, grinding can impact the quality of your own sleep and that of those around you. To help our patients most comfortably avoid this, we customize night guards to their bite. One type of night guard acts as a cushion between the top and bottom dental arches while the other creates more space between the front teeth to prevent the top and lower jaw from touching.
What are the causes of teeth grinding?
Stress or anxiety
Obstructive sleep apnea
Certain medications or recreational drugs