At Durham Dentistry, we provide custom mouth guards to prevent teeth clenching and grinding. Also known as bruxism, teeth grinding and clenching can cause severe damage to the teeth, as well as a significant amount of pain. You may suffer from bruxism if you experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Jaw pain
- Worn, flattened, or cracked teeth
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Tired jaw muscles
- Chronic facial pain
A custom mouth guard can prevent bruxism and relieve the symptoms of teeth grinding and clenching. The mouth guard, sometimes referred to as a night guard or bite guard, fits over your teeth. Usually worn only while you sleep, the custom mouth guard prevents your teeth from grinding together. To learn more about bruxism or custom mouth guards, and to schedule your consultation with our skilled dentists, we welcome you to contact our dental office in Durham, North Carolina. We are committed to improving your oral health!