An estimated 20% of adults suffer from the grinding or clenching of their teeth, known as bruxing. Stress is to blame for this condition, more often than not. However left untreated, the clenching and grinding will cause not only excessive teeth wear, but muscle fatigue in the neck and face as well as muscle soreness.
The dentist can fit you with teeth night guards that fit over your upper and lower teeth to lessen the damaging effects of clenching or grinding.
Also, by placing your teeth in proper position night guards can help correct your bite.