Bruxism Appliances/Occlusal Guards
Bruxism, also know as “grinding your teeth”, creates ongoing stress for your teeth and jaws, which can cause uneven wear, stress cracks, jaw problems and headaches. The muscles that control your jaw are very strong and can exert a great deal of force on your temporomandibular, or jaw, joint. Worst of all, many patients grind their teeth in their sleep and aren’t even aware of their destructive actions. The good news is that it’s possible to protect your teeth from further damage with a custom-fit bite appliance to comfortably keep you from gnashing or grinding teeth during the night.