Teeth grinding is often the result of too much stress, and many patients grind their teeth while they sleep, so they are completely unaware that they are doing it. Excessive teeth grinding, otherwise known as bruxism, can cause serious damage to your teeth and make you more susceptible to tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. Even if you do not know that you grind your teeth, our female dentist can easily tell during a standard dental examination. And if you suffer from bruxism, we can provide you with a night guard to protect your teeth.
Our expert in night guards in Los Angeles will design a custom mouthpiece just for you. Getting a proper fit will help ensure that the night guard works as it should, and you can enjoy a good night’s rest without worrying about damaging your teeth. Wearing a night guard can be especially important if you have a dental restoration, such as a crown or veneer, in your smile. Restorations are designed to last for years, but if you grind your teeth, they will slowly wear away until they break and need replacement.