Many people who notice chipped or cracked teeth, but don’t remember when the injury occurred, damaged their teeth while they 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 night-guard. A custom fitted night-guard protects your teeth from grinding and clenching in your sleep. The doctors at Mint Hill Dentistry take great care in making sure you have a proper fit to prevent pain in your jaw joint. If you suffer from headaches, this may be a side benefit of your night-guard in helping to prevent them. Many headaches start during the night, caused by the extreme pressure generated as you grind and clench your teeth. Ask us about having a custom night-guard created for you.