Clenching and grinding your teeth puts excess wear and tear on both your teeth and their support structure. This can contribute to gum disease, a breakdown of fillings, jaw/joint pain, headaches and tooth fracture. Custom night guards are preventative appliances, which can be worn while you sleep to reduce the stress and wear on your teeth.

In some cases, even if you are not aware of signs or symptoms your dentist will be able to diagnose signs of progressive wear and will suggest a night guard to prevent the development of additional signs and symptoms (like jaw soreness and headaches).