It's been estimated that over half of all adults grind their teeth at night. In addition to the discomfort of the jaw that this can cause, it also can damage your teeth or dental work.
Night guards can help to prevent a number of symptoms and consequences of nighttime grinding or clenching:
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Teeth sensitive to heat or cold
- Jaw pain (TMJ)
- Popping of the jaw joint
Night guards are molded from a flexible plastic to fit the shape of your teeth. Dr. Ra takes an impression of your teeth and sends it to a dental lab to create a custom fit guard for you. Nightguards last between 3 and 10 years.