Over 10 percent of the adult population suffers from sleep bruxism, which is a repeated clenching and grinding of their teeth. A lot of people even do it unconsciously when they are awake. It can cause loss of teeth and mobility if not treated properly. Along with gum disease, it poses a serious problem – the combination of both can cause accelerated loss of bone. Although the condition may be treated in numerous ways, a dental nightguard is the most effective treatment for the majority of patients. It succeeds in keeping the chewing muscles relaxed and stretched and prevents individual teeth from contacting each other. Our dentists can help you protect your teeth from unwanted wear and offset the pain that is caused by grinding or bruxing your teeth.