Bruxism is a common condition that is characterized by regular grinding or clenching of the teeth. Many people experience this because of stress, but bruxism can occur subconsciously, especially while sleeping. Depending on your needs and the severity of your condition, our dentist may recommend treating your bruxism with a night guard. This can help protect your teeth from becoming damaged, and lessen any other side effects, such as headaches. To learn more about some of our other bruxism treatments in Gulfport, Mississippi, such as hard-soft and soft splints that are made in office, please call the office of Emery L. Edwards DDS at 228-896-4084.