Bruxism (excessive teeth grinding) affects a significant number of people with varying levels of severity. While bruxism can occur during the day or night, the symptoms tend to be worse during sleep. Bruxism can lead to several problems including:
In order to reduce the effects of bruxism and protect the teeth, a mouth guard can be worn at night (night guard). The night guard is created from an impression of the teeth and ensures a proper comfortable fit.