Wearing a teeth grinding guard is the only way to prevent damage from the destructive habit of grinding or clenching also called bruxism.
Grinding your teeth is not good for your health and since it occurs while sleeping, it is also hard to control.
But, even if you can't stop grinding your teeth you can protect them...
Teeth grinding and clenching can cause damage that requires one or more dental appointment to repair. Crowns, fillings even gum grafting are often needed as a result of years of teeth grinding or clenching.
A guard costs money and wearing it may take some getting used to. It's not an urgent treatment and can be put off making it a low priority for some.
But, wearing a grinding guard is one of the best and easiest things you can do to protect your teeth.
Everyone reacts differently so it would be unusual for anyone to have all of these problems but they can all be linked to grinding or clenching.
To avoid these issues, wear a gaurd and enjoy a more restful night. In addition to protecting your teeth, grinding guards allow your jaw muscles to stay in a relaxed position.
When compared to the cost and time involved in repairing damage from years of grinding, it is easy to see the benefit of wearing a night guard.
If you have the signs of clenching or grinding, consider wearing a night guard.
Guards are available over the counter or can be custom made by your dentist. Custom guards tend to be more comfortable but are also more expensive. Learn more about Custom vs OTC guards here.