Many people having teeth grinding habits (bruxism). Sometimes this happens consciously during the day, but it becomes more of a problem when it occurs at night while asleep. Grinding your teeth can damage not only the enamel of your teeth, but may wear down the teeth to the point of causing issues such as jaw pain, irritated gums, sensitivity, and sometimes even pain.
If you grind your teeth or suspect that you do, a nightguard should be considered. A nightguard is a clear, hard, piece of plastic that covers the tops of your teeth, protecting them from damage. It forms a barrier between your top and bottom teeth while you sleep. Nightguards are custom fitted for comfort and allow for proper breathing.
If you suspect that you may be grinding, call our office today for a consultation.