Do you need a Night Guard?
If you are grinding or clenching your teeth, chances are you won’t know it because you’re sleeping while you are grinding or clenching. Common complaints from grinders/clenchers are jaw pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and a dull persistent headache.
Up to 1/3rd of the population are teeth grinders, half of whom become chronic enough to require treatment. Teeth grinding is most common at night while sleeping. When diagnosed early, teeth grinding can be treated before it causes permanent damage to the teeth.
Constant grinding and clenching wears down the surface of the tooth, exposing the soft dentin beneath the enamel. Some of the damage that can occur includes: chipped teeth, tooth flattening and tooth wear, cracked tooth enamel, cracked, loose or broken fillings, tooth loss and gum recession. But, there’s a solution that can help prevent all of that damage caused by teeth grinding. At Erin Mills Dental we will make sure you get the right night guard, call us or come in for a consultation.