Clenching and grinding (bruxing) of teeth often leads to to headaches, toothaches, excessive tooth wear, as well as, muscle ache in the head, neck, and shoulder area. Most often, clenching and grinding happens during the night when patients are not aware of it. How have you been sleeping lately? Do you wake up refreshed or are your muscles tight? The use of a custom night guard followed by a few painless bite adjustments can lessen or even eliminate these harmful grinding side effects. Night guards are very small and click right into place. As another added benefit, they can be made right in office and take less than 30 minutes to make. If you clench and grind, at your next continuous care visit as the Doctor if you’re a good candidate for a custom night guard.