Originally Posted by armywife2007
After I gave birth to my daughter I traveled 4 1/2 hours to the Wright Patterson Air Force Base Army Dental Clinic near Dayton Ohio. There with my first visit with the dentist, she told me that I grinded my teeth. I told her that I didn't know, and she said "I am not asking if you do, I am telling you that you do" She said that she could tell by the wear on my teeth. And when she told me that, I went out and bought some of the OTC night guards. And come to find out I do grind. The night guard that she recommended for me was suppose to last me about 6 months and withing one week, it was split in half. Well at least the part that is suppose to protect my molars.
My dentist told me I grind too 12 years ago and thus my first splint. But now looking back, it is due to my bad jaw, and grinding may or may not happen. It is more about chewing under stress actually.