Protect your teeth and treat jaw pain caused by unconscious grinding or clenching with a Dental Nightguard.
A nightguard (or mouthguard) is a custom-made device that fits over your teeth and protects them from the effects of constant grinding. So many of us grind our teeth, either during the daytime as a response to frustration or stress, or more commonly, at night while we sleep and are unaware of it (a condition known as ‘bruxism’). When done from time-to-time tooth grinding won’t generally cause an issue, however the habit developing continuously means it will put your teeth under tremendous stress and pressure, over time wearing down the enamel of your teeth and leading to chipping or even fracture, common persistent headaches or pain of the teeth, jaw and lower face.
Wearing a nightguard helps to protect the enamel of your teeth by acting like a shock absorber, counteracting those biting forces on your teeth and jaw muscles, while also aiming to disrupt and deter the unconscious grinding motion itself.