Night Guards (Occlusal Splint)

Excessive clenching or grinding of teeth that is not part of normal chewing is known as bruxism. This is a habit (more prevalent during sleep) that can lead to accelerated wear and fracture of teeth and fillings and pain in the jaw joints and muscles of the jaw. A common treatment is to an occlusal splint (night guard) which markedly reduces the amount of grinding/clenching and also serves to protect the teeth.