What happens when I grind my teeth?
Bruxism is the clenching or grinding of your teeth. The force placed on your teeth while grinding or clenching can cause loss of tooth enamel along the gum line, fractured or loose teeth, damage to your jaw and flattened or worn-down teeth. The common treatment for bruxism is a custom made mouth guard made of durable plastic that sits over your teeth and absorbs the force from grinding and clenching, anti-inflammatory medications and relieving stress in your life.