Night and Snore Guards
Excessive jaw clenching and bruxism can accelerate tooth and jaw deterioration. Enamel is the strongest material in our body. Once we clench or grind through it our teeth will wear faster and become shorter. To restore our teeth back to their normal appearance is complex and expensive. To help our patients most comfortably avoid this, we can customize night guards to their bite. One type night guard sits only on the front teeth to prevent the top and lower jaw from touching. The other type of night guard acts as a cushion between all the top and bottom dental arches. Dr. Mike will help determine which model will work better for you.
What are the causes of teeth grinding?
Stress or anxiety
Obstructive sleep apnea
Certain medications or recreational drugs