Many individuals can be clenching their teeth in their sleep or grinding them without even knowing that they have these habits! This behavior can cause considerable damage to the teeth, as well as the bone around the teeth and other supporting structures.
In order to protect the teeth, in these cases we recommend that a guard which just covers the tops of the teeth be customized and worn every night in order to prevent further tooth destruction and offer protection. Amazingly enough, the human bite can produce approximately 200 pounds of pressure! It is no great surprise then that grinding and clenching can severely damage our teeth.
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