Many patients suffer from “Bruxism” or grinding habits, often at night while sleeping. If you clench or grind your teeth, the enamel may start to wear, causing changes in the bite or sensitivity. Clenching and grinding your teeth may also cause cracks or fractures in the tooth- causing pain and indicating more invasive dental treatment like a full coverage crown. For clenching and grinding habits, an occlusal guard or night guard is often beneficial, acting to protect your teeth from damaging forces. We are able to fabricate custom night guards to best suit your specific situation.
Please let us know if you are having any of these symptoms when you visit us and we will determine the appropriate treatment for you.