It’s incredible how many of us grind and clench our teeth. Many of us do this subconsciously and in our sleep causing all sorts of damage to our teeth! Grinding our teeth can break our teeth, and even our fillings and crowns. It can cause receding gums, ringing in the ears, headaches, and intense pain and inflammation in the area around the ear that can even spread to our neck and shoulders and trigger migraines as well.
We grind our teeth for many different reasons or even combinations of reasons. This can cause us much expense and misery. We mostly grind our teeth due to the stresses of modern daily life. These can be due to our jobs, commuting and traffic issues, our finances and even family concerns as well. We can also grind our teeth and jaws due to sleep apnea, poor breathing and snoring at night.
Sound familiar? Grinding will often result if we are in pain with some part of our body such as our back, or our joints. It can start occurring if we’ve had surgery recently or need surgery and if we’ve had a whiplash accident or sports injury.
An old mouth guard may be causing you discomfort. We can fit you with a new comfortable night guard that can make a tremendous improvement in your life. You don’t have to live with all of these negative symptoms! Dr. Gardner’s night guard helps prevent future damage caused by grinding of the teeth. A little investment now can save you thousands in dental bills later!