The most common treatment to help people from the negative effects of grinding their teeth is either a bite guard or a bite splint. These are removable appliances that people would wear in their sleep that keep their teeth from contacting during the sleep process.
In addition to that, because most clenching and grinding is caused by an imbalance in the bite, people can have their bite balanced. Sometimes that is done through orthodontic treatment. Sometimes orthodontic treatment isn’t necessary. The teeth can literally just be subtly reshaped or polished so that they’ll mesh better.
More often than not, the teeth need to be protected during the sleep cycle and a bite guard or a bite splint seems to be the best thing that we have that most people will utilize consistently.
Dr. McKeever has been in private practice in Pompton Plains, New Jersey since 1988. He provides the highest quality of general, cosmetic and implant dentistry and treats each patient uniquely according to their individual needs. Dr. Darren McKeever and the team at McKeever Dental Care can be reached at (973) 839-8180 and is located at 933 NJ-23 Pompton Plains, NJ 07444.