If you clench and grind your teeth while sleeping, it is likely that you are doing damage to your teeth, your jaw, and any dental restorations (crowns, implants, bridges) you may have. A properly fitted mouth guard for teeth grinding can make a big difference, Chavez Family Dental can help you.
Bruxism is the medical term for clenching the jaw and grinding the teeth during sleep. Clenching and grinding have a number of negative consequences including temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD), grinding down the enamel on your natural teeth, and cracking or breaking your teeth or your fillings, crowns, bridges, implants or other restorative work. A night guard will greatly reduce the chance of any grinding that may occur during the day or night.