Grinding of the teeth is a medical condition called Bruxism. Over time, Bruxism will result in the wearing down of your natural tooth enamel and can destroy your teeth. You can reduce the risk of wear and tear on your teeth by using a nightguard. A nightguard is custom made clear and thin device to fit over your upper or lower teeth as you sleep. It gives you comfort, helps avoid breaking and fracturing of teeth, reduces jaw and tooth pain and reduces clenching of the teeth. It is highly recommended for those who have crowns, bridges, implants, dentures and fillings, to offset the effects of this habit that occurs mostly during sleep.
These are essential for kids playing sports. They prevent injury to the teeth and are better fitting when custom made. Protect your child’s teeth from sports injuries by getting a mouthguard.