Causes of Bruxism
Although it is not known what causes bruxism, an increase in stress, anxiety, smoking, and alcohol use, or an abnormal or crooked bite, may contribute to it.
Symptoms of Teeth Grinding
Symptoms of bruxism include:
- Excessive wear
- Tooth chipping or fracture
- Loss of enamel
- Facial or tooth pain
- Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold
- TMJ (temporomandibular joint)
Custom-Fitted Night Guards
While there is no cure for teeth grinding, you can prevent bruxism-related problems by protecting your teeth with a dental night guard. Custom-fitted night guards offer the dual benefit of comfort and superior protection. An impression will be taken of your teeth to ensure that your night guard perfectly matches your unique alignment. Since this mold is taken from your existing bite, it will be comfortable and non-damaging. These are acrylic and BPA-free.