According to scientific studies it is estimated, that about 30 percent of all people press or grind with their teeth while sleeping (bruxism). In the morning you may experience pain in the jaw joints, damaged dentures, muscle tenseness in the collar or neck, or headaches. The cause for grinding with the teeth could be stress or permanent mental strain. Likewise crooked teeth may trigger and maintain bruxism since this is a gliding obstacle for the chewing movement.
Bruxism is some sort of a stress outlet – while sleeping one is trying to reduce stress. Therefore, in these cases a dental therapy will be imperative to protect the involved tissue, like jaw joint, articular cartilage, muscles, and teeth in good time. The so-called “bite splint”, that is similar to a tooth protector for boxer, may provide the teeth with an effective protection.