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Night Guards

Some people experience waking up with a sore jaw and teeth without being able to recall why. This is a result of bruxism affecting your teeth – specifically grinding the jaw back and forth with pressure – in your sleep. A night guard is a protective layer placed in your mouth along the top of the teeth to reduce the stress of involuntary grinding and clenching. Ignoring treatment could lead to teeth becoming unnaturally worn down or fractured, so mind your sleeping habits!