Ever been told you have a habit of grinding your teeth at night? If so, you’re not alone! Many patients experience teeth grinding, or bruxism, and can often wake up with sore jaws or teeth. Whether caused by stress or sleep apnea, bruxism can lead to long-term teeth problems and damage, such as cracked teeth, and taking preventative measures is necessary to escape the effects of grinding your teeth.
If you grind your teeth at night, or have a habit of clenching your teeth during sleep, we can prescribe a custom-fitted, acrylic night guard which works to protect your teeth. When you grind or clench your teeth, the top and bottom teeth become worn down and can often crack. A night guard provides a protective layer between the upper and lower teeth and alleviates the harmful pressure which leads to tooth damage. It can also help prevent jaw pain associated with grinding and clenching your teeth.
Ready to stop waking up with sore teeth and jaw? Let us know! We can book you in for a night guard consultation!