Many people don’t realize they grind or clench their teeth (called Bruxism). This can often happen as patients sleep and can be caused not just by stress and anxiety, but by sleep disorders, an abnormal bite, or teeth that are missing or crooked.  A mouth guard can be an option to protect your teeth during sleep or times of bruxism (driving in rush hour traffic to work). Options include a soft or hard guard as well as a”NTI” that can deprogram your muscles over time to clenching and grinding.