Bruxim is the clenching and grinding together of both the upper and lower teeth. Clenching your teeth together can put pressure on the muscles, tissue, and other surrounding structures of the jaw. It can cause jaw joint disorders, headaches, neck pain, jaw pain, ear pain, tense muscles, and excessive wear on the teeth. These symptoms together generally refer to temperomandibular joint disorder (TMD).
A night guard can be a simple and affordable solution for protecting your teeth, gums and jaws from the damaging effects of bruxism. If necessary, Dr. Yamada may recommend a night guard to protect against damage to your mouth. These guards will be custom made to fit your mouth structure and when worn properly will reduce symptoms associated with TMD.