Get a night guard to help with teeth grinding
People of all ages grind their teeth at night. This practice of bruxism is the source of many problems, and not just dental issues.
Treatment for teeth grinding can vary. We found that one of the most effective treatments we can offer our patients is to fabricate a well-fitting night guard. An effective night guard will prevent you from grinding and further damaging your teeth. It will also protect the enamel in your teeth from wearing down and will relieve the tension in your jaw muscles from clenching so hard. The guard is made from acrylic or a softer material that provides cushioning for the teeth.
Misalignment of the teeth is another factor that can cause teeth grinding. Often, when the alignment is corrected, so is the bruxism.