Do you wake up with an aching jaw or tooth?
Have you been told you grind your teeth?
Do you have cracked teeth?
If so, you may be grinding your teeth.
Since tooth grinding erodes the enamel, it can cause the tooth to become very sensitive to foods and other materials. If you find that you have some cuts on the sides of your tongue and on the inside of your cheeks, it may be due to teeth grinding.
Sometimes this can be caused by certain medications or stress. In those cases, there are medical alternatives which may help. A very common alternative is a dental mouth guard.
A night guard, also known as a mouth guard, is a dental appliance that is used to prevent injury or cracked teeth and fillings that occur while sleeping.
After a painless examination, we take two simple impressions and sent them to a lab which will construct the night guard that can either be for the top or bottom teeth.