Bruxism is the theoretical term for clenching or grinding your teeth. Most people are not even aware that they are doing this. According to the recent research, more than 80% people brux. Some people grind their teeth only during sleep. This is called “nocturnal bruxism” or “sleep-related bruxism.” Others grind or clench their teeth during the daytime as well. It can be related to stress, life style change or even genetics.
People with severe bruxism can break fillings and crowns or damage their good teeth. Rubbing of the teeth together can cause the outer layers of enamel to wear away. This can result in tooth sensitivity, shortened teeth due to wear and reduced facial height. Multiple symptoms can also exist outwardly, from sore neck, tension headaches to TMJ disorders. Night Guard is a customized resin/plastic/acrylic coverage (made by lab) that separates upper and lower jaws during the night to protect teeth from named possible damages.