It is estimated that one third of adults suffer from bruxism, more commonly known as teeth grinding. Symptoms include sore and painful jaw, chronic facial pain, headaches and earaches. Bruxism has a variety of different physical and psychological causes including stress and anxiety, malocclusion, and problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
Night guards can help protect the teeth from clenching and the damaging effects of night time teeth grinding. Nightguards are made from an acrylic material which acts as a cushion between the top and bottom teeth. In some cases night guards may be worn during the daytime as well. If you suspect that you suffer from bruxism, speak to your dental professional today about getting fitted for a night guard.