It’s estimated that close to 25% of adults in United States suffer from the negative effects of grinding & clenching their teeth, known as bruxism. Although stress is thought to be one of the major factors, there can be numerous other reasons why people clench & grind their teeth. Several symptoms associated with bruxism are sensitive teeth, headaches, & achy facial, jaw & neck muscles. bruxism can lead to many complications if not treated in time including loss of tooth structure &/or damage of dental restorations.
At Waltham Family Dental our experienced team can diagnose the signs of bruxism & in most cases fit you with a custom night guard fabricated on-site in a single visit. This mouthpiece is custom fit to your mouth structure & anatomy to lessen the damaging effects of bruxism.