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Teeth Grinding and Clenching

Clenching and grinding your teeth is called bruxism. Bruxism affects many people. Some people are aware of the problem while others have no idea they are grinding at night in their sleep. The grinding of your teeth can cause pain in your jaw–you may even develop TMJ issues or destroy your teeth. We have a great solution for teeth clinchers and grinders. We can make you a night guard to reduce the affects your clenching and grinding will have on your jaw and your teeth.

What causes people to grind their teeth?

Stress is the major cause of people grinding and clenching their teeth. Medications, disorders and diseases may also cause people to grind their teeth.

What kinds of problems can clenching or grinding cause?

The most common problems of clenching and grinding are tooth wear and jaw/muscle fatigue, but this it can also cause headaches and poor sleep. Many people are unaware that they grind or clench their teeth. Symptoms may even be more severe including migraines, chipped teeth or insomnia.

What is the treatment for people who clench or grind their teeth?

There is nothing anyone can do to keep you from clenching and grinding while you are asleep. The best treatment available comes in the form of a night guard. While a night guard will not prevent you from clenching and grinding it will lessen the negative affects.