Clenching or grinding your teeth while you're asleep is pretty common among children and adults. But when it starts to cause headaches, tooth or jaw pain, or damage to your teeth, it's time to talk to your dentist. A common treatment is a night guard.
Maybe this has happened to you: you wake up and immediately feel a headache. Or, you've noticed your jaw is a little sore, or perhaps you've even had chipped or lose teeth. These are common signs of clenching or teeth grinding. Thankfully, your dentist and dental hygienist are trained to look for signs and help you with treatment.
We have a range of options for these problems, from a simple mouth guard to wear when the habit takes place, hypnosis to prevent the habit, to administration of a small injection into the muscles on either side of the face to stop the action from taking place. Ask your dentist about booking in for a consultation so we can find the right treatment for you.