Occlusal appliances for tooth wear caused by clenching and/ or grinding are offered at our office. We evaluate the cause of the wear as well as when it is most likely happening. Based on these findings, we may recommend a day guard or a night guard, and in some cases, both appliances. Not only can these habits cause damage to your teeth, they have also been found to cause pain in the joints and musculature in the head and neck area. Often, the correct appliance can help reduce symptoms.