A night guard can help prevent damage to your teeth caused by grinding.
Many people clench, gnash and grind their teeth occasionally. Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can damage the teeth and cause other oral health issues if done on a regular basis.
Using an intraoral camera, Dr. Chavez and his team can see fine lines and cracks in your teeth caused by grinding. Dr. Chavez can recommend an occlusal guard (night guard) to prevent further fracturing. This can help you avoid needing root canal therapy or crowns in the future.
What happens when you grind your teeth?
This video shows you the causes, symptoms and consequences of excessive teeth grinding.
Dr. Chavez specializes in bruxism in Lakewood, CO and can answer any questions or concerns that you may have. If you would like to learn more about bruxism or having a night guard made, please email or call our friendly, expert dental team at 303-984-0307. We look forward to hearing from you!