If you often wake up with jaw pain, earaches, or headaches, or find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth, you may have a common condition called “bruxism.” Many people do not even know they are clenching and grinding their teeth, as it often occurs when sleeping. If not corrected, over time bruxism can lead to excessive wear, broken teeth, discomfort, or even tooth loss.
The easy, non-invasive treatment for many patients with bruxism is a night guard. It is a device custom-made by your dentist from soft material to fit your teeth. A night guard is inserted over your top or bottom arch to better prevent the pain or tooth damage caused by bruxism.