Many of us subconsciously grind our teeth at night, a phenomenon known as bruxism. Bruxism can result in extensive damage to your teeth and even the periodontal tissues that support your teeth. We often see tooth or restoration fractures that are the direct result of bruxism, and sometimes these are costly repairs.

Why do we grind our teeth? Good question! It’s poorly understood. Often bruxism can be correlated with obstructive sleep apnea and/or high stress, but even stress-free individuals (lucky them!) grind their teeth too!

While we can’t stop you from grinding your teeth while you sleep, we can offer protection in the form of a custom-made nightguard. These are custom-made to fit your teeth and balanced to work specifically with your bite.

To learn more about mouthguards and how we can care for your teeth, please contact us today at (206) 523-2025.