Habits like clenching or grinding your teeth are often difficult to control since they are usually done when you are asleep or do not realize you are doing them. These types of habits are damaging as they can lead to cracked teeth and extensive occlusal wear which can be very costly to repair. An occlusal guard is often a great preventative solution to correct these parafunctional habits before further damage is done. Clenching, grinding and bruxing also often lead to jaw pain and headaches. If you suspect you may have one of these damaging habits, talk to us and we can help you decide if an occlusal guard is right for you.