Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, affects as many as 10% of American adults and consists of clenching and grinding of teeth while asleep. A clenched jaw can exert up to 300 lbs of pressure, which can result in cracked fillings, broken teeth, muscle soreness, gum recession, TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain and headaches.
There are different treatment options depending on the severity of the condition. Most commonly Dr. Markle makes a custom mouthguard to protect your teeth when grinding or to minimize clenching.
Dr. Markle also creates mouth guards for contact sports, such as football.