It is normal to grind your teeth occasionally, especially during moments of high stress. But if you grind and clench your teeth to the point where you feel pain in your head, neck, or shoulders, a custom night guard offered at our dental office can change your life!
The exact reason that people grind their teeth can vary widely. It can be something as simple as stress or as complicated as problems with your temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD.) But for many people, the reason is a misaligned dental bite.
Whatever the reason for your teeth grinding and clenching, it’s important to have the problem addressed. If there is not a significant underlying problem, like TMD, the solution may be as simple as a custom night guard.
You may only experience the symptoms of teeth grinding, like chronic headaches, and not even be aware that you are constantly grinding and clenching while you sleep. A night guard created specifically for you by Dr. Stone is designed to hold your jaw in such a position that your teeth cannot meet. This effectively eliminates the ability to grind your teeth, giving your jaw and teeth a chance to rest.
Seeking treatment for teeth grinding is important, because it can lead to excess tooth wear and erosion as well as other more serious problems like TMD. If you think you show signs of teeth grinding like head, neck, and jaw pain, please contact us. We will work with you to pinpoint the problem and get you the relief you need.