Grinding or clenching your teeth can cause damage. If it happens when you are awake, say, as a reaction to stress, you might be able to catch yourself in time. In many cases, grinding and clenching your teeth, also known as bruxism, occurs at night, and you may have no idea you are doing it. If our dentists and team notice damage to your teeth, they may suggest you wear a night guard while you sleep. To learn more about night guards in Woodland Hills, call Arnold Balber, DDS at 818-348-1494 for an appointment.