Bruxism is the chronic grinding and clenching of your teeth. There are many causes of bruxism. However, the results are pretty much the same, you experience headaches, jaw soreness, sore teeth which feel loose and many others symptoms. To alleviate these symptoms, wearing a night guard while you sleep is often recommended. It fits over one of your arches and allows you a better night’s sleep along with preventing excessive jaw pressure and damage to your teeth.
When you decide that it is time for a night guard, we will take impressions at our office and have one custom made and back to you within two weeks. We highly recommend not purchasing over the counter night guards due to the complexity of the function and bite of your jaw.