Grinding and Sports Guards
Excessive jaw clenching and grinding (otherwise known as bruxism) can not only accelerate tooth and jaw deterioration, but it can leave you waking up with a sore neck, facial muscles, a headache, and generalized sensitivity of the teeth. Meanwhile, snoring can impact the quality of your own sleep and that of those around you. To help our patients most comfortably avoid this, we fabricate customized nightguards. These nightguards fit over your natural teeth and act as a barrier between the top and bottom dental arches.
What are the causes of teeth grinding?
The jury is still out on this one, but it may be attributed to:
Stress or anxiety
Obstructive sleep apnea
Certain medications, alcohol or recreational drugs