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How Do Night Guards Protect Teeth

How Do Night Guards Protect Teeth

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
If you have night bruxism, a night guard may be able to help reduce your symptoms. Bruxism is the grinding or clenching of teeth.

Why Your Dentist Might Recommend a Night Guard

Why Your Dentist Might Recommend a Night Guard

by Stephanie Meadows
Did you know that grinding your teeth while sleeping can cause significant jaw pain, tension headaches, and even broken or cracked teeth? A condition known as bruxism, this nighttime grinding movement of the teeth can often go unnoticed and untreated for some time. When someone grinds their teeth, it wears down the teeth, can destroy tooth enamel, and can chip or crack teeth. Once the enamel on teeth has been destroyed or worn away, it cannot be replaced.

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