Bite Guards Can Help Stop Damage To Teeth
Grinding your teeth during sleep and gritting or clenching (bruxism) throughout the day can damage your teeth.
These are typically unconscious habits that will wear away your teeth, and can create chips or even cracks in your teeth.
A bite guard/night guard can also alleviate pain and discomfort from TMJ - The temporomandibular joints are the joints on either side of your head that connect your jaw to your skull and allow you to open and close your mouth, chew, and speak.
Any problems with these joints are also referred to as TMJ disorder, or just TMJ. If you have jaw pain please schedule an appointment with our dentists - we can help.
Our dentists are trained to diagnose TMJ disorder, and can immediately spot signs of wear from teeth grinding or clenching during your regular check-ups.
A customized bite guard can be made for you to wear during sleep to protect your teeth. If you unconsciously grit or clench your teeth during the day and your bite guard can be worn to prevent any further damage to your teeth.