Bruxism and Nightguards

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What is Bruxism?

Teeth grinding or clenching during sleep.

The symptoms include:

  • Teeth grinding or clenching

  • Flattened, fractured, chipped or loose teeth.

  • Worn tooth enamel.

  • Tooth pain and sensitivity.

  • Tight jaw muscles, difficulty opening the mouth.

  • Pain in jaw, neck or face.

  • Pain that presents like earache.

  • Sleep disruption.

  • Headache.

Common tests & procedures

  1. Dental examination:
    We will check for changes in the teeth and mouth over a period of time to identify signs and symptoms of bruxism.
  2. X-ray:
    We will evaluate the extent of bruxism.


Most cases of Bruxism can easily be treated by wearing a night guard while you sleep. Night guards are known as dental guards, mouth guards, nocturnal bite plates, or bite splints. They work by putting a barrier between your teeth.

Nighguards Inside


Bruxism is a condition where you grind, gnash or clench your teeth, either when you're awake or asleep. It can cause damage to your teeth, jaw, and other problems. Some possible causes of bruxism are stress, anxiety, anger, frustration, or certain medications and substances. Some possible treatments for bruxism are dental splints, mouth guards, dental correction, stress management, behavior change, or medication. If you think you have bruxism, you should see your dentist or doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

Risk factors to developing bruxism include:
  • Stress.
  • Age-common in young children.
  • Aggressive, competitive personality.
  • Medications-such as psychiatric Medications, have side effects and can lead to bruxism.
  • Intake of alcohol and caffeinated beverages, tobacco smoking.
  • Genetics- family history of bruxism may increase likelihood.
  • Other mental disorders such as dementia, epilepsy may increase risk.