It is estimated that close to 20% of adults suffer from the negative effects of bruxism, or clenching and grinding their teeth, an activity which mainly takes place during sleep. The main reason that people clench and grind their teeth is stress. Clenching and grinding cause excessive wear on teeth and restorations, as well as soreness in neck and facial muscles,
Dr. Sirakian can fit you with night guards, plastic mouthpieces that fit over your upper and lower teeth, to lessen the damaging effects of clenching or grinding your teeth while you are sleeping. Night guards can also correct your bite by placing your teeth in their correct position.
To find out how Dr. Sirakian can help you reverse the negative effects of your habits, contact our office today.