Nightguards and Teeth Grinding
Nightguards are a common treatment for teeth grinding. They can help protect the teeth from wear and fracture and may help relieve jaw muscle discomfort. Some teeth grinding is related to sleep apnea so before a nightguard is recommended a thorough assessment is needed to determine whether a nightguard is appropriate for you. If we feel you are at risk of having sleep apnea, an appropriate referral will be made. Studies have shown that nightguards, in some cases, can actually make sleep apnea worse so a complete evaluation very important.