Grinding teeth and jaw clenching are aggravating, yet common issues for many Americans. These actions are involuntary and since the force of the jaw is so powerful, can cause severe, permanent and painful damage – all while you sleep.
Although the problem is serious, the solution is often as simple as a bite splint or night guard from Abilene Dental Care. This removable appliance snaps into place to form a layer between your top and bottom teeth and relieves the tension in your jaw.
A night guard may be right for you if:
- you experience pain, soreness or swelling of the jaw
- your teeth show evidence of wear or erosion
- you have porcelain crowns or veneers that are susceptible to damage