Do you wake up with a tired feeling in your jaws? This can be caused by bruxism, also known as teeth grinding and clenching. Bruxism can also cause several other painful symptoms, including:

  • Jaw pain
  • Migraines and tension headaches
  • Earaches
  • Cracked, flattened, chipped, and extremely worn teeth
  • Facial pain
  • Increased tooth sensitivity

Many people who suffer from bruxism grind their teeth while they sleep. To prevent teeth grinding and clenching, your experienced dentists may recommend a bite guard. You will wear the bite guard, which is sometimes referred to as an occlusal guard or night guard, only while you sleep. The bite guard fits over your teeth and prevents you from grinding and clenching your teeth. Dr. Maylath and Dr. McQuirter will ensure that your bite guard fits comfortably so you can sleep peacefully. For more information on bite guards and preventing bruxism, we welcome you to contact our dental office in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.