It is estimated that 6 million Americans clench and grind their teeth at night. Many factors, other than stress, can contribute to this phenomenon. Our dental partners can testify the detrimental affects clenching and grinding your teeth can have on your oral health. Dental damage that can occur are: worn down teeth, chipped and cracked teeth, damage to dental work like crowns, fillings, root canals and more.
Also, if you grind or clench you teeth at night, you can experience headaches, ear aches and tooth sensitivity for days on end.
Night Guards sold at dental practices can range from $250-$1,000.
Bruxism is the act of grinding one’s teeth while sleeping, and is something that affects 10% of adults and 15% of children worldwide, and in America alone 6 million individuals suffer from bruxism. Whether it’s the result of anxiety, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), or just habit, bruxism is not something to take lightly. Buffer this dental disorder, preventing your teeth from grinding against one another during the night.