Night and Sports Guards
Excessive jaw clenching and bruxism can accelerate tooth and jaw deterioration. To help our patients most comfortably avoid this, we customize night guards to their bite. The night guard adjusts the position of the jaw to a more stable position, preventing the rubbing together of the upper and lower teeth while you sleep. Sports guards should be warn for high impact sports in order to prevent traumatic injuries to anterior teeth. These cushion the bite and stabilize the position of the teeth.
What are the causes of teeth grinding?
Stress or anxiety
Obstructive sleep apnea
Certain medications or recreational drugs