I think I grind my teeth at night. What can I do about this?

Do you wake up with discomfort in your jaws or a persistent headache? If so, you may be clenching and grinding (sometimes called bruxing) while you sleep. Persistent bruxing can damage teeth and cause them to get shorter and shorter. It can also damage your temporomandibular (jaw) joints and even affect your hearing. If you suspect that you are a bruxer, call us today. Dr. Bailey may recommend a night guard or other oral appliance that can protect your teeth and provide you with some relief.