How to Treat Bruxism
Unfortunately, the pre-existing damage of bruxism can seldom be undone, but that doesn’t mean that you have to sit by and let it deal more damage. Wearing an occlusal guard at night (or during the day if necessary) will offer relief.
Like a bike helmet for your head, an occlusal guard will create a protective barrier for your teeth, shielding them from trauma and dispersing blunt force. Additionally, they can stabilize or “deprogram” the muscle movements that lead to bruxism. You can order these guards over the counter, but for the best results, we advise obtaining them through a licensed dentist or orthodontist.