Otherwise known as Bruxism can cause serious damage by wearing down your teeth. Most commonly teeth grinding occurs while asleep, however in some cases it can happen throughout the day while conscious. It is common that most people don’t even realize they are grinding during their sleep, and only become aware when they notice damage to their teeth or if a sleep partner informs them.
Teeth Grinding is also very common among children and can also run in families.
The good news it is that teeth grinding is treatable! A popular and very successful approach is a plastic mouth guard, which we can fit you for. The mouth guard fits over your teeth and can reduce damage from grinding during sleep and also aid in relief of associated joint pain and tension.
If you have any questions about teeth grinding we can answer them for you. Give us a call or stop in to our office !