The increased stress levels of our fast-paced lives has led to a growing concern in dentistry: damage to teeth caused by nighttime grinding. Many people are unaware of this habit which can cause premature wear of their back teeth. When this problem matures, the front teeth may even begin to chip and crack. If left untreated, tooth wear and grinding can lead to broken fillings, broken teeth, and premature tooth loss necessitating crowns. Other symptoms of nighttime grinding include a dull morning headache and jaw tenderness. I feel so strongly about the need for Dental Nightguards, that I have found a new high quality nightguard material that is much more cost-effective for my patients. The simple step of wearing a Dental Nightguard can help insure against possible high dental costs in the future and help protect your teeth for a lifetime.