Periods of stress (and indeed even some medications) can cause people to grind their teeth at night. When this occurs, the jaws produce up to 30 times the bite force of chewing, and usually the front teeth bear the brunt of the force. To protect the teeth at night, we can use an appliance called an occlusal splint that separates and protects the teeth.
There are also lifestyle changes and things you can do at home that might negate the need to have an occlusal splint made. Ask the team at Riverside Dental Spa to explain how this might help you.