Bur Oak Dental
Do you wake up with pain in your jaw or chronic headaches?
If you wake up in the morning with an aching jaw, or you notice constant headaches, you may be suffering from teeth grinding or jaw clenching at night.
Grinding or clenching can be habitual or caused by everyday stress. Continual grinding can shorten your teeth and cause permanent damage. Wearing a night guard may help to reduce these problems.
No symptoms? The majority of people who grind/clench their teeth at night are also not aware that they are doing it. A dental exam will look for any signs of abnormal tooth wear. A nightguard also serves as a prevention aid for future chipping/breaking of teeth.