Mouth Guards Boca Raton FL
Teeth Grinding Protection
Are you clenching or grinding your teeth at night? Clenching and bruxism (tooth grinding) are commonly occurring parafunctional habits that affect a large percentage of the population.
Moving the jaws back and forth or sideways while sleeping has the detrimental effect of wearing down your teeth. It also places stress on the facial muscles and can be associated with frequently occurring headaches, muscle aches, ear pain and other symptoms of temporomandibular joint disease (aka “TMJ”).
A night guard can help, as it creates a barrier that will keep you from damaging your teeth and will act as a cushion to help reduce the stress and relax the muscles and the joint.
There are various types of night guards available. After evaluating your medical and dental history, and performing a comprehensive dental evaluation, Dr. Tendler will be able to identify the right kind of night guard to fit your needs.