Grinding or clenching your teeth may lead to headaches and soreness in the facial muscles or jaw joints. You may not even notice that you grind or clench until you wake up with discomfort in the morning.
Grinding and clenching could be caused by a range of different factors, including stress, anxiety, an abnormal bite, or missing or crooked teeth. Extreme grinding or clenching could lead to painful or loose teeth, or fractured teeth. It can also wear down your tooth enamel, causing your tooth to be sensitive to hot or cold. It’s important to identify early on if you routinely grind or clench your teeth.
A custom-made mouth guard can protect your teeth during the night and relieve some of the pressure from grinding and clenching. The night guard is specially molded to your mouth to ensure the best protection and a comfortable fit while you sleep.
Grinding or clenching can affect both children and adults. Call today to get assessed and to get fitted with your very own night guard! 719-355-7737