1Based on your Dr. Clark's diagnosis, one or more treatments may be recommended. Dr. Clark may suggest a nightguard that can
be worn while sleeping. Custom-made by the dentist from soft material to fit your teeth, the nightguard slips over
the teeth in one jaw and prevents contact with the opposing teeth. The nightguard relieves some of the pressure of
grinding and clenching.
An abnormal bite, one in which teeth do not fit well together, may lead to grinding. Treatment may involve reducing
the “high spots” on one or more teeth. For serious cases, Dr. Clark may suggest reshaping or reconstructing the
biting surfaces with inlays or crowns. Grinding is a common occurrence for many people at some time or another. If
you routinely grind your teeth, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Clark today.