Bruxism is the medical term for grinding or clenching. If bruxism is left untreated, you may wear down your teeth which could lead to tooth loss. You may also develop temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues from grinding or clenching your teeth.
Often, a custom fitting occlusal guard, also referred to as night guard, is very beneficial in preventing further tooth loss from grinding or clenching. If you have evidence of grinding and clenching we can help with one of our customized occlusal guards.