Exact causes for bruxism (clenching and grinding of teeth) are not known. Stress, hyperactivity and dental occlusion are frequent causes.
Symptoms of bruxism:
– Premature wear or cracks of certain teeth and restorations
– History of teeth grinding
– Facial muscle pain
– Back and neck pain
Wearing a custom-fit nightguard adapted to your teeth helps reduce and absorb clenching and grinding forces. The appliance is made of transparent acrylic and covers the teeth surfaces of one maxillary, preventing upper and lower teeth from coming into contact.