Many people are afflicted with bruxism, or teeth grinding. Some people may do this consciously during the day, but it is a larger problem at night. Grinding your teeth can damage enamel, wear down teeth and cause jaw pain. If you grind your teeth, you should consider a night guard. It is similar to a sports guard but is harder plastic and less bulky. It provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth while you sleep. All night guards are custom fitted for comfort. Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and have the night guard ready in approximately two weeks. If you suspect you might grind your teeth at night or catch yourself during the day, call to set up a consult at 979-543-2737.