If you often wake up with jaw pain, earaches, or headaches, or if you find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth, or notice increased wear of your teeth, you may have a condition called “bruxism.” Many people do not even know they grind their teeth because it often occurs during sleep. If not corrected, bruxism can lead to broken teeth, cracked teeth, or even tooth loss.
There is an easy, non-invasive treatment for bruxism: nightguards. Nightguards are an easy way to prevent the wear and damage that teeth-grinding causes over time. Custom-made by a dentist from soft material to fit your teeth, a nightguard is inserted over your top or bottom arch and prevents contact with the opposing teeth.