Maybe you wake up with a strange sensation in your jaw, suffer frequent headaches, experience ear pain, or have a partner who complains about the grinding and popping sounds coming from your mouth throughout the night. These symptoms are likely being caused by a condition called sleep bruxism, which is marked by excessive teeth grinding and jaw clenching during sleep.
Stress is abundant. Wracked with cluttered schedules, traffic jams, financial burdens, medical worries, and too many electronic screens, no one’s blaming anyone for feeling a bit stressed out.
We don’t want to add to your list of worries, but you might not realize that excessive stress could negatively impact your teeth.
If you’ve been told you’re grinding or gnashing your teeth or clenching your jaw at night, a condition called sleep bruxism, then you probably do need a night guard.