Grinding your teeth or snoring at night might seem harmless, but they can have harmful effects on your health. Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, a serious health condition that causes breathing to stop during sleep periodically.
Teeth grinding and/or clenching causes wear on your teeth and can lead the facial muscles to become sore and overworked. About 20% of the adult population engages in this behavior, and it is a common response to a stressful life. At Dr. Zak Dental we recommend using a Night Guard to lessen both of these problems.