The act of grinding and clenching is known as bruxism. Bruxism often occurs when you're sleeping or under stress. Long term bruxism can lead to serious damage to the teeth and jaw joints. Long term grinding can wear down the enamel of teeth and cause tooth pain. In addition, the excessive forces (up to 200 pounds) generated during teeth grinding can cause wear and tear on the jaw joints, leading to TMJ.
Night guards absorb and disperse this force by effectively repositioning the jaw and keeps the teeth from grinding. Having this barrier between the teeth can also relieve the tension in your jaw muscles from clenching so hard.
- BPA and latex free
- Hard top surface that withstands mastication pressure
- Soft bottom surface that provides comfort