Stress can result in excessive grinding of teeth and clenching of the jaws. A night guard may be indicated in order to relieve the symptoms of sore jaw muscles and a painful jaw joint. The guard also protects your teeth from the effects of wear and tear. At your request, we can also suggest specific relaxation techniques to help you manage your stress.
It is important to protect your teeth while engaging in sports activities as injuries may be catastrophic, both physically and financially. Studies have shown that a custom fitted guard is superior to a store-bought appliance for protecting your teeth and reducing the effects of a concussion.