Have you noticed a chipped or cracked tooth, but don’t how it happen? 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 nightguard. A custom-fitted nightguard protects your teeth from grinding and clenching in your sleep. At Lakeshore 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 night-guard 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 night-guard custom created especially for you.