Teeth grinding and clenching, also known as bruxism, is a common oral activity. The prevalence in the general population ranges from 8% to 31%. You may grind your teeth but not be aware of it, especially during sleep. It can lead to a range of problems over time, including headaches, jaw pain, tooth wear and bite trauma. To mitigate these issues, many individuals opt for custom night guards.
Custom night guards are designed to protect your teeth from the effects of grinding and clenching while you sleep. They provide a physical barrier between the upper and lower teeth to reduce pain and tension in the jaw joints and muscles caused by bruxism, as well as prevent tooth wear, protecting the occlusal surface of teeth.