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.