Have you noticed a chipped or cracked tooth, but don’t how it happened? It could have been damaged while you were sleeping. Grinding or clenching your teeth during the night will cause your teeth to chip, crack and even break. To keep you from seriously damaging your teeth, we recommend a dental appliance called a mouthguard. A custom-fitted mouthguard, sometimes called a nightguard, protects your teeth from grinding and clenching in your sleep. At Yahara Dental we are careful to make sure you have a proper fit to prevent pain in your jaw joint. Do you also have frequent headaches? If so, you may find that a side benefit of your nightguard is headache prevention. Many headaches start during the night, caused by the extreme pressure caused by grinding and clenching your teeth. Ask us about having a mouthguard custom-created especially for you.